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One for Sorrow: The Magpie Nursery Rhyme For Predicting Gender

One for Sorrow is a classic children's nursery rhyme about magpie birds. According to folklore, counting the number of magpies which appear at a joyous...

The Rules for Sharing, According to Toddlers

Can you imagine how overwhelming you would feel if you had to defend all your possessions?  In a toddler's mind, if someone else is...

These Monday’s Child Coloring Pages are Not Sour and Sad

According to Mother Goose, being born on a Thursday means you have far to go. But you won't have to go far to download...
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If Girls Are Sugar and Spice, What are Little Boys Made of?

What is the poem that goes, "Girls are made of sugar and spice"? Here's a few versions (and a little history) about the classic children's...
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The Turkey is a Funny Bird – Preschool Thanksgiving Poems

Fingerplays, songs, and preschool Thanksgiving poems for celebrating the holiday with fun and gratitude. Click here to download a pdf printable of A Turkey is a...
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‘If You Give A Mom a Latte’ Inspired by Laura Numeroff

Hectic mothers with young children can relate to this humorous poem about motherhood inspired by children’s author Laura Numeroff and her book ‘If you...

Monday’s Child Poem: Your Child’s Personality by Day of the Week

Will your child be fair, graceful, or woeful? Is your baby a Monday's child? Tradition holds that you can predict your child’s temperament based...

What Does Thursday’s Child has Far to Go Mean?

The phrase "Thursday's Child has Far to Go" is from the Old English nursery rhyme "Monday's Child" which is a poem based on the...
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What is the Rhyme to Teach Children How to Tie Shoes? Tips, Poems, and...

Remember the shoe tying poem about a rabbit popping out of the hole?  Children always learn best with multi-sensory methods -- visually seeing how it's...
The Toddler Creed Poem by Dr Burton White

The Toddler’s Creed Poem & Rules of Possession

Every toddler has two favorite words: "No" and "Mine." Watching your little one claim every train, grab another child's blankie, and break down in...

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