This is a very popular nursery rhyme in English and it has the 11284 Roud Folk Song Index number. This song is also a counting-out rhyme as it deals with numbers and counting. The classic and original version of this nursery rhyme is as follows:
This is how the nursery rhyme goes on for quite a few numbers. Different versions have different lengths, but generally, it goes on till the count of ten at least.
There are many versions which are available online as well as in children’s books and read and sung at schools and nurseries since this song is very catchy as well as educational for infants and older children. It helps children learn counting in a fun and exciting way and even before they realize, they would know counting by heart!
This preschool song dates back to 1805 and was first published in London. Hence, it is considered as a classic nursery rhyme for children and has been in existence for a long time. There are versions available in other languages as well for different countries and cultures.
The meaning of the song is not known to anyone currently and it can only be guessed as the original meaning of this song, like other classics, is simply lost to time. It does, however, stress upon teaching kids on how to count. This nursery rhyme could refer to the traditional workers back in the 17th century who are now in their workshop and getting ready to work with their tools and sticks, or it may simply refer to dinner time.
This is a great nursery rhyme for children. It is, as the name indicates, about a piggy on a railway line. It is very popular with children all over the world and like other nursery rhymes, it is available in a variety of languages and can be found in videos with animations and cartoons which children simply love!
This nursery rhyme is mostly in English but is also available online in other languages to appeal to different people. It aids in the mental development of children to remember rhymes and recognize animals such as a pig, which is showed in a friendly manner. It also helps children identify the railways as a form of transport, and most children already love trains.
It also helps instill responsible behavior in children as this nursery rhyme talks about not coming too close to the railway lines and maintaining a safe distance in order to be safe. The piggy breaks its promise of not going close to the railway lines and ends up breaking its bones as a lesson. It then promises never to go near them again.
The verse mentioned above is from the original nursery rhyme. It is much longer, but the whole idea and concept remains the same about the piggy on the railway line. This is a great way to reinforce the notion of staying away from railway lines. Children can learn from the piggy as it does not listen and ends up paying the price.