Nursery Rhymes are simple rhymes taught to children. The help children learn vocabulary and rhythm.

Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill went up a hill
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses,
And all the king’s men,
Couldn’t put humpty together again.

Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Roses are Red
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you.

It's Raining, It's Pouring
It’s raining, it’s pouring,
The old man is snoring.
He bumped his head
And went to bed,
And he couldn’t get up in the morning.

Rain, Rain, Go Away
Rain, rain, go away,
Come again another day.

Georgie Porgie
Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry;
When the boys came out to play,
Georgie Porgie ran away.

Little Bo Peep
Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep,
And can’t tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, and they’ll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.

Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Little Jack Horner
Little Jack Horner
sat in the corner,
Eating his Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said “What a good boy am I!”

Jack be Nimble
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick.

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells
And pretty maids all in a row.

Hey Diddle Diddle
Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor dog a bone,
But when she got there,
The cupboard was bare,
And so her poor dog had none.

There was an Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children she didn’t know what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread;
And spanked them all soundly and put them to bed.

*More nursery rhymes, and the history behind them, can be found here.