Nursery Rhyme November: Goosey Goosey Gander

Goosey goosey gander, Whither shall I wander? Upstairs and downstairs And in my lady’s chamber. There I met an old man Who wouldn’t say his prayers, So I took him by his left leg And threw him down the stairs Most theories seem to agree that this is based on the priest holes built into the homes of Catholics during the Tudor period where Catholic … Continue reading Nursery Rhyme November: Goosey Goosey Gander

Nursery Rhyme November: There was a Crooked Man

Ok a bit of theme for the first couple of weeks of November’s posts.  Aside from the nice alliteration, November is also the month that celebrates Nursery Rhyme Week.   The event is designed to celebrate the important role Nursery Rhymes play in early childhood development and education. They are believed to help language and communication, emergent literacy skills, a fun way to assist with learning early maths. and more generally help … Continue reading Nursery Rhyme November: There was a Crooked Man