“Jack and Jill went up the hill. Jack fell down and Jill came tumbling after?!” Why not, Jill helped him to get up and they were friends forever? While dealing with children, we should never miss even a small chance to inject positive thoughts to their tender minds.
“Baa baa black sheep have you any wool… the last line goes like – but none for the little girl who cries down the lane?!
Oh! God, there is nothing as depressing as this. How about, and one for the crying girl to bring back the smile again?
Ring a ring a roses... we all fall down… and then.. at last.. we all jump up.
When we are jumping up at the end, why we need to fall down in the beginning? I mean, we can sit down. Right?
Piggie on a railway line.. down came an engine and broke piggie’s bones. Ah said piggie – that’s not fair..
Hear closely –
Oh said the engine driver I don’t care.
I am almost crying, reading this. Somebody please make it – Oh said the engine driver and took the Piggie to the doctor and they were friends forever.
Lady bird, fly away home, your house is on fire, your children all gone, except one, that little Ann, she crept under the warming pan.
I don’t know who authorized this horror story into kids sweet rhymes book.
Here’s another horror story –
Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey. There came big spider, and sat beside her and frightened Ms Muffet away. 🙁
On another note,
Pussy cat, pussy cat wherever you been? I’ve been to London to look at the queen.
This is taught in Indian school. Despite being free and flourishing country that India is today, despite having a enormously rich history and tradition, all that we are teaching our kids is that we were once under British government. Remember, India is thousands of year old. Not just a couple of hundred.
Why not rhymes about Swami Vivekananda,Mahatma Gandhi etc?
So, this is the list of horrible rhymes that should not be in kids books. If you have any such, let me know in the comments.