Learn Nursery Rhymes with iOS apps

By Marlon Votta - Aug 26, 2011

The term nursery rhyme is used for traditional songs for young children in Britain and many other countries, but usage only dates from the 19th century and in North America the older ‘Mother Goose Rhymes’ are still often used. The oldest children’s songs of which we have records are lullabies, to help a child sleep. Although some Nursery Rhymes have sometimes, dark and historical meanings they are also a good way of teaching young children words and stories. We have found a few applications compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that you may find worth looking at.

Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime by ustwo is accessible at the iTunes App Store for £2.49/$3.99. This is a magical book that allows the user to play with Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Three Blind Mice and other classic nursery rhyme characters. Using the feature called StoryTime (only available on 3GS, iPhone4 and iPad); you can read the book to a loved one from anywhere.

Nursery Rhymes Tap by Little Ones Studio, LLC is the ideal app for toddlers and younger children. This interactive application available at the App Store is £0.69/£0.99 and has children’s voices singing along to the songs. Simple features make this easy to use and will help children learn songs and relate to them. There are cute characters with great melodies to keep those little ones occupied for hours.

Rhymes for tots by Emantras Inc is £0.69/$0.99 at the App Store. Add rhymes with in app purchases and sing along to these fun rhymes. Each nursery rhyme comes with five activities that help with important preschool skills. Pre-reading, reading comprehension, eye-hand coordination are all some of the skills that your child can develop in this learning-packed app. There is a memory game by matching cards that will improve their memory and concentration. Jigsaw puzzles, join the dots and coloring activities are great fun and preschooler’s favorites. This application is recommended for ages 3-5 years.

Classic Nursery Rhymes Lite featuring Humpty Dumpty by Once Upon an App is a free to download application available at the App Store. With illustrated classic children’s stories bringing timeless tales to life for children of all ages this app is great for early learning. There are fun and simple melodies to help captivate children’s imaginations while they have fun. View the story of Humpty Dumpty. with music, then help put Humpty back together again by touching the screen and shaking the device.

Nursery Rhymes v1 by Dos Gatos Negros, LLC is a great way to get children talking and singing. This app includes classics such as Humpty Dumpty, Pat-a-cake; Mary had a Little Lamb, Little Bo-Peep and many others. For £0.69/$0.99 at the App Store, there are over 35 classic nursery rhymes in their original format.

Get help teaching your young children nursery rhymes with easy to use apps. Let them get involved in those good old nursery rhymes you remember as a child. What was your favorite nursery rhyme? Some nursery rhymes may have changed a bit since you were a child.

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