Mary Had A Little Lamb And 20 Great Online Nursery Rhymes

Emily Munden
Dec 12, 2023 By Emily Munden
Originally Published on May 14, 2020
Mum and daughter enjoying online nursery rhymes
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Nursery rhymes are a great tool for developing the language and communication skills of your preschoolers from as young as 3 months old.

They can help your little one to learn lots of different sounds, and develop their literacy skills, eventually helping them learn to read much more easily.

Check out our list of our very favourite nursery rhymes you can find online, and platforms that are full to bursting with musical nursery rhymes and creative activities. Your little ones will have lots of fun singing along to these popular songs, and they'll be learning new words in no time.

Five Little Monkeys

Young children will love to sing along to these catchy nursery rhymes by Flickbox Kids, especially with the fun animations to bring the stories to life!

The Bath Song

Keep your bubbly bath time extra fun for your children with the addition of this Little Monkey bath song.  Little BoBo's Nursery Rhymes is one of our favourite Youtube channels for songs, with over 100 different nursery rhymes your children will love!

A Cat Came Dancing

The BBC website has some brilliant nursery rhymes for children of all ages. Work your way through this A to Z of nursery rhymes or practice counting to 10 with some number rhymes. We love A Cat Came Dancing to dance along to!

Miss Polly Had a Dolly

Your little ones will love Mr Tumble's rhymes for nursery age children, for 15 minutes of the best classic UK nursery rhymes! Sign and sing with this video compilation.


Baby Hazel might just become your children's new obsession - so be warned! Her catchy songs and rhymes from her Nursery Rhymes website are very popular, and her Instagram account is full of fun resourceslike this word search. We can't stop singing along to B.I.N.G.O!

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Challenge your little ones to learn 8 nursery rhymes off by heart, and World Nursery Rhyme Week says that your child is likely to be one of the best spellers and readers in their class when they get to school. They have tons of fun videos to help your children learn on their website, like Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

The Sparkle Box website is full of great fun resources all centred around nursery rhymes! Little ones will love singing along to popular nursery rhymes like Mary had a little lamb with this free rhyme sheet.The website is full of great resources, like this Nursery Rhymes Colouring Book and Nursery Rhymes Bingo.

1, 2, 3, 4

Counting becomes much more calm with this beautiful version of Feist's popular song. Sesame Street's YouTube channel is full of nursery rhymes your children will love.  

I'm a Little Teapot

Twinkl is the number one website for early years nursery songs, and for good reason! There are hundreds of resources for you and your little one to learn your favourite nursery rhymes. Print out this poster for I'm a Little Teapot to practice singing along.

Here We Go Looby Loo

If you or your children can play the piano, why not download this free sheet music and start learning Here We Go Looby Loo? Lets Play Kids Music has a great range of free sheet music for lots of popular nursery rhymes.

How to Eat Vegetables

This catchy song will have even the pickiest children rushing to eat their broccoli. Little Baby Bum YouTube channel is full of the best nursery rhymes, and their mesmerising videos are 30 minutes long!

I Can Sing a Rainbow

Children can learn the colours of the rainbow with this lovely rhyme. Follow Little Folk Sing on Instagram for daily nursery rhymes sang with an acoustic guitar.

Hickory Dickory Dock

We love the Colour cut stick website for fun nursery rhymes activities, and children will have great fun doing this free colouring sheet while you sing along.

Diddle Diddle Dumpling

After running around all day, John falls asleep with one of his shoes on! Energetic children will love the animated version of this classic nursery rhyme. Little Treehouse Rhymetime is a great Youtube channel with over 100 popular nursery rhymes videos!

Five Senses Song

Cocomelon is one of our favourite Youtube channels for new and classic nursery rhymes. Teach your children about their senses with this fun animated song.


Twinkle Twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is the perfect bedtime song for little ones, and this is our favourite version out there on the web. We love the huge variety of different animation on the Super Simple Songs YouTube channel.

Say the Dance, Do the Dance

Teach your little ones the basics of sign language with Emma's sign time songs on The Wiggles.

Hey Diddle Diddle

Make your own Hey Diddle Diddle cow and moon, with this cute craft idea from All Kids Network.

We Are the Planets

Children can learn more about the solar system with this nursery rhyme! The Kids, Preschool, Baby Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs YouTube channel is full of educational nursery rhymes to help your child learn!

Baby Shark

If you haven't already had a wave of Baby Shark obsession in your household, now is a good time to start! This is quite possibly the most popular nursery rhyme out there - whether you love it or hate it, you have to admit it's catchy!

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Written by Emily Munden

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Emily Munden

An experienced Londoner, Emily loves to discover new and exciting places in the city, especially with her two younger brothers. She has a passion for fashion and design and is also involved in art charities that facilitate workshops for children with special needs and difficult home lives. Emily is a trained life coach and enjoys writing about general wellness, mindfulness, and healthy relationships.

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