Nigerian Nursery Rhymes To Keep Your Kids Entertained

Nigerian Nursery Rhymes To Keep Your Kids Entertained

The Baby Shark craze is yet to die down, meaning that your kids are still possibly begging for your phone so they can watch the viral kiddie video on YouTube. Baby Shark isn’t the only child-friendly content on YouTube, however. You can create an amazing playlist of Nigerian nursery rhymes for your kids. These rhymes are fun, educational, and catchy.

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Get ready to have these amazing Nigerian nursery rhymes stuck in your head. Remember how you can’t get Baby Shark doo doo doo doo doo doo out of your head?

Top 10 Nigerian nursery rhymes for kids of all ages

1. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

This popular English lullaby is a classic all over the world. You will hardly find a Nigerian child who doesn’t know the words of this rhyme. It tops our list of Nigerian nursery rhymes because its popularity can’t be touched, not even by Baby Shark.

2. Old Roger is Dead

Old Roger is an action song, so your super-active kids will love singing along and demonstrating Old Roger’s tragic yet interesting fate. This is another Nigerian nursery rhyme whose popularity has spanned generations.

3. Jack and Jill

This kiddie rhyme dates back to the 18th century! The fact that it has lasted for many centuries hasn’t dimmed its popularity. In fact, it is one of the Nigerian nursery rhymes that will never fade.

4. Two Little Blackbirds Sitting on a Hill

“There were two blackbirds sitting on a hill, one named Jack and one named Jill.”
Your kids will absolutely love singing along to this rhyme! Follow this link to add it to your babies’ playlist.

5. Row, Row, Row your Boat Gently Down the Stream

This English language nursery rhyme is popular all over Nigeria. It is an action song, so the kiddos will love singing while making rowing motions.

6. This Old Man, He Played One

What happens when children hear a catchy song about rolling on the ground? The parents have to stock up on washing detergent! Your kids may end up enjoying this Nigerian nursery rhyme a little too much, so get ready to find them rolling happily all over your house.

7. London Bridge is Falling Down

This singing game has different variations all over the world. The Nigerian version of the rhyme bears a close resemblance to the traditional English one. Since the London Bridge is down, your little one will have fun trying to reconstruct it with different building materials.

8. The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

If you search for popular Nigerian nursery rhymes on YouTube, this melodic song is sure to make the cut in most of them. Your children will learn about shapes and engineering while having the most fun.

9. Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall and had a great fall! This is one of the timeless Nigerian nursery rhymes in the world. Humpty Dumpty’s fate makes for a great song for children.

10. Old Macdonald had a Farm

There are very few children in Nigeria who don’t know this nursery rhyme. Old Macdonald and his agricultural establishment remain on top of the nursery rhyme chart year in year out.

Resource: YouTube

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Written by

Julie Adeboye