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The History of Mother Goose Rhymes

When it comes to Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes not many of us know the history behind it. One thing that is interesting is that Mother Goose nursery rhymes are actually only well known in English speaking countries, United States and England being the two most popular spots for these nursery rhymes. Many people don’t know […]

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Popular Mother Goose Rhymes and Their History

We all know “Jack and Jill” just as we are familiar with what happened between Little Miss Muffett and the spider and what Little Jack Horner did while he sat in a corner. Most of us are familiar with these Mother Goose stories and the rhymes attributed to Mother Goose because they were an intrinsic […]

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Where Did Mother Goose Come From?

When it comes to nursery rhymes it seems that every little kid knows at least a few nursery rhymes. The reason for this is that as parents we tend to pass down the nursery rhymes that we learned as children to our own children. But what you might not have thought of is that the […]

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How Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes Came About

Nursery rhymes actually go back at least 200 hundred years but possibly more, nobody is quite certain. The reason that nobody is really sure as to how far back nursery rhymes go is because over 200 hundred years ago nobody but the upper upper class knew how to write so most of the time any […]

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Mother Goose Rhymes: Why They Are So Popular

Mother Goose has long been part of the culture in English-speaking countries, especially the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. Her rhymes have been a staple in the lives of millions upon millions of children for several hundred years, ever since Mother Goose stories were first published in the United Kingdom during the 18th […]

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Mother Goose: Mystery and Myth

Most of us know and love Mother Goose rhymes because we grew up with them. In fact, even as we get older, most of us can still recite various nursery rhymes from memory, including “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, “Jack and Jill” and “Little Jack Horner”, to name just a few. However, Mother Goose’s history and the […]

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Mother Goose: A Brief History

We all know and love Mother Goose and her rhymes; however, we don’t know very much about the actual woman who was dubbed Mother Goose, if there even was such a woman, or the history of the rhymes she is credited with creating. Let’s explore her literary legacy and the purported, oft disputed, history of […]

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Origins of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes actually go back at least 200 hundred years but possibly more, nobody is quite certain. The reason that nobody is really sure as to how far back nursery rhymes go is because over 200 hundred years ago nobody but the upper upper class knew how to write so most of the time any […]

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A Look at the History and Timeline of Mother Goose

Many of you have heard of Mother Goose, but what you might not be aware of is the timeline of the history of Mother Goose. Sure when we think of Mother Goose we think of a grandmotherly lady who is telling stories to children, but what we don’t think about is that she has a […]

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