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Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall, Jack and Jill, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, This Little Piggie Went to Market. Any of those sound familiar? Even if you don't own a Mother Goose Book, chances are you know several Mother Goose nursery rhymes by heart—whether from your own childhood or because you've already started singing them to your baby.


My baby already sings Baa Baa Black Sheep and Row Row Row Your Boat, which is also a Mother Goose classic. Who knew? 

Without Mother Goose, there would be no Little Bo Peep or blind mice or old women living in shoes. There would be no men in tubs, no Muffets on tuffets, and no pat-a-cakes or wishing on stars. And that would be a very sad thing for babies everywhere—and the mothers who rock them.

Today, May 1, is Mother Goose Day. Sing and clap and celebrate. Your baby will love it.

What's your baby's favorite nursery rhyme?



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