It’s a Small World

Recently I visited a number of nursery schools, so I have all things Pre-K on my mind! This post is for nursery teachers around the globe!

Guess the country origin of the following nursery rhyme excerpts:

Excerpt 1:

En la casa de Pinocho
todos cuentan hasta ocho:
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis , siete, ocho.

Excerpt 2:

satu satu aku sayang ibu
dua dua juga sayang bapak
tiga tiga sayang adik kakak
|satu dua tiga sayang semuanya

Excerpt 3:

Tinga layo!
Come me little donkey, come
Come me little donkey, come

If you guessed the answers Spain, Indonesia and Jamaica give yourself a big sticker! Interested in learning more nursery rhymes from across the globe? Check out It’s a Small World. The site’s homepage states:

Here you will find preschool rhymes from around the world for something a little different to the usual mother goose kids rhymes! Imagine life without world music or ethnic food – that’s what a child’s reading life would be like without international kid’s books and poems – so spice up their literary diet and enjoy some armchair travelling for babies, toddlers and the young at heart!

It’s a Small World also encourages users to share their own poems, nursery rhymes and country facts and traditions! So, take a rhyme, leave a rhyme and pass a rhyme along! Thanks to Danielle for sharing this wonderful resource on LIP!


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3 Responses to “It’s a Small World”

  1. 2 Zahra February 2, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    We are using Its a Small World to help broaden our nursery childrens access to the spoken word….thanks!

  2. 3 readinggal February 2, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    I am so glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing Zahra!


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