We have started using Nursery Rhymes during our calendar time. The first rhyme we are using is Hey Diddle Diddle. We spend the first several weeks of school using our felt board to tell the rhymes and singing songs that go along with them.
In addition to being a teacher, I also work part time for LeapFrog (educational toy company) as a writer and photographer. I write articles, provide activities, and take photos for their Learning Path website. Last year I wrote an article on the importance of Nursery Rhymes. Here is the link to the article if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Nursery Rhymes.
We also read a great book called Cindy Moo, which connects to our Hey Diddle Diddle nursery rhyme. The kids loved the story and made connections to the nursery rhyme right away.
I hope you'll share some of your favorite nursery rhymes with your child!