Most if not all of us were raised repeating nursery rymes. Not only are they fun, but they help with speech development and memory in young children.
But have you paid attention to the what they are really saying?
As a new mom I wanted to share some of the fun, cute, nursery rhymes I enjoyed as a child with my baby. Then new mom brain kicked in when I reviewed my selections.
How were these nursery rhymes ever approved for kids. The graphic imagery is disturbing to say the least.
Here are just a few that caught my eye.
“Jack Be Nimble”
Am I the only one concerned about Jack’s safety playing with open flame?
“Rock a Bye Baby”
A baby’s “cradle” on a tree top? Then just casually mention the horrifying danger of what happens when the “bough breaks”.
“Jack and Jill”
Que the visuals, “Jack fell down and BROKE HIS CROWN”. Let that sink in.
“Three Blind Mice”
This is filled with so much violence and aggression. Poor mice.
“Itsy Bitsy Spider”
As an arachnophobe, this is just traumatic.
Can you think of any other questionable rhymes?