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Chapbooks and Nursery Rhymes

A chapbook  was the term used for a small booklet ranging from a few pages up to a couple of dozen .  They generally included content relating to political tracts, religious tracts, nursery rhymes,  poems,  short tales, children's stories and works of popular literature. Chapbooks were in circulation from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. By the nineteenth century printers had started issuing many chapbooks as uncut sheet that where folded with no covers or bindings (stitching).

Before eighteen hundred few of these chapbooks written for children, however after around eighteen hundred this changed and more chapbooks where produced for children. These often contained nursery rhymes, or told the tale and history of well known nursery rhymes such as Simple Simon, The House That Jack Built, Mother Hubbard and Cock Robin. It has been said that chapbooks were the comic books of their day.

 

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 Nursery Rhymes

A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children, originally in the nursery. Learning nursery rhymes lyrics assists in the development of vocabulary and in some cases basic counting skills. It also introduces children to enjoy music. Often actions, movement or dances are associated with these nursery rhymes and children songs.

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