Songs for the Nursery from the Children’s Songbook

“Songs for the Nursery from the Children’s Songbook,” Primary 1 (2000), 155

The following songs from the Children’s Songbook are especially appropriate for use in the nursery. Included are some suggestions for ways you may adapt the words. You may have other ideas for ways to adapt these or other songs in the Children’s Songbook so they will be appropriate for the nursery.

In addition to the songs in the Children’s Songbook, you may use children’s songs from your own culture. Make sure the songs meet the following criteria:

  • They are short and simple.

  • They use a narrow range of notes (5 to 8 tones).

  • The words are repetitive (the same words are used several times) and easy to learn.

  • The words describe things the children can see, hear, touch, smell, or feel.

  • The words are not contrary to gospel teachings.