Today I want to introduce you to The Classic Nursery Rhymes Collection, a popular movie that came out on VHS in 1982 (a year before I was born!).  It was very popular with both the US and UK, and I can see why – this is without a doubt the sweetest collection of nursery rhymes I’ve ever come across!

My 3-year-old daughter Emma and I watched it together and she absolutely loved it!  She asks to watch it almost every day, and I don’t mind in the least letting her.  It has almost every old nursery rhyme you can think of, all of the ones you will want your little one to know.  Some are acted out by real little children (Emma loved that) or puppets, and some are animated.  There’s always someone in the background reading out the rhyme, whether it’s children or an adult.  But the different voices definitely adds interest.

I took some screenshots as we went so that you can see what it’s like.  See if you can guess which ones belong to which rhyme!

Here’s a video – see for yourself the charm of this old-fashioned nursery rhyme collection:

The graphics are certainly not the best, but my little one doesn’t care at all (and neither do I!).  I recommend The Classic Nursery Rhyme Collection highly!

So, what are the benefits of teaching your little one nursery rhymes?
  • It encourages a love for reading.
  • It teaches comprehension and helps hone thinking skills.
  • It expands vocabulary.
  • It helps small children understand the concept of rhyming and similar-sounding words.
  • Rhymes are silly and fun – they show children that reading and learning is enjoyable!

Buy it!

You can purchase this on Amazon Instant Video for $9.99 (viewable on any PC, TiVo box, or portable device).  It can also be rented for $2.99.  :)

Enter to win a free download of The Classic Nursery Rhymes Collection on Amazon Instant!

Giveaway closed!  Congrats to Crafty!

How to Enter:

All you have to do is tell me in a comment here what your (or your child’s) favorite nursery rhyme is.  :)

For extra entries, share this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, or by email. (You can tweet and share on Facebook daily!)

Giveaway will be closed on July 15, 2011 at midnight PST and winner notified by email.  Winner will then have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will have to re-draw another winner.  Good luck, everyone!

Disclosure:  I received a free download of The Classic Nursery Rhymes Collection and was invited to share my thoughts on it.  The giveaway is sponsored by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The Amazon link contains my affiliate link. :)

 

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