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 history of how she came about and that not all children now about her. In fact Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes are only popular in English speaking countries, mainly the United States and England.
Here is a look at the timeline of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.
1650 – The earliest known written reference, which uses the term ‘Mother Goose’ in relation to a collection of stories, was in a monthly periodical. This periodical was written by the French critic Jean Loret (1610 – 1665). It was in his 1650 “La Muse Historique” which contains the line, “Comme un conte de la Mere Oye” which translates into “Like a Mother Goose story”.
1697 – During this year Charles Perrault, who was a French man, published a collection of eight famous folk tales. This collection included Sleeping Beauty. Little Red Riding Hood, and Cinderella. The name of this collection was called “Histories and Tales of Long Ago, with Morals. And the front page of the word actually contained the words “Contes de ma mere l’Oye or “tales of Mother Goose