- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - "Episode #1153"
Mister Rogers is disappointed because a nursery rhyme poster that he ordered doesn't have pictures. He uses his imagination for the missing parts. Dancers act out nursery rhymes at Betty Aberlin's Little Theater.
- Sesame Street
- "Goldilocks Takes Over Nursery Rhymes"
Being completely oblivious to their feelings, Goldilocks takes Little Miss Muffet's curds and whey, and then sticks her finger into Little Jack Horner's pie. She takes both of their nursery rhymes and makes them her own! Little Miss Muffet and Little Jack Horner are so upset that they start crying and run off to Baby Bear and Big Bird who offer to help them. They encourage Little Miss Muffet and Little Jack Horner to be assertive and stand up for themselves. Little Miss Muffet and Little Jack Horner gain the confidence to approach Goldilocks who is at Hooper's Store with Alan. Alan notices that Little Miss Muffet and Little Jack Horner are very upset so he encourages them to share their feelings with Goldilocks. After they express how badly she made them feel, Goldilocks realizes that she wouldn't like it if they did the same thing to her and apologizes, saying that she really didn't mean to make them feel sad.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Creative Extensions - Turn the nursery rhyme, "Little Bo Peep," into a play.
- Barney: House Plays - Help students learn about different types of homes though discussion and presentation of nursery rhymes that feature homes.
- Between the Lions: Be a Poet - Write or dictate a poem that describes a special time, place, occasion or experience. Recite nursery rhymes and finger plays.
- Between the Lions: Dreams and Wishes - Make magic wands and imagine rhyming chants that transform your child's world into whatever she pleases.
- Teletubbies: Baa Baa Sheep! - Act out Little Bo Peep and then make meringue sheep cookies.
- Teletubbies: Read a Funny Rhyming Book - Create body movements to nursery rhymes.
- Teletubbies: Walking Rhyme - Try saying a rhyme as you take a walk to the park, or just around the block!
- Sesame Street: Elmo Rhymes - Dig through Elmo's closet to find things that rhyme. You can even send your rhymes to a friend via e-mail.
- Teletubbies: Nursery Rhymes - Listen to nursery rhymes from voice trumpet.
- Mother Goose Math
By Harriet Ziefert and Emily Bolan
Published February 2003 by Scholastic
Young readers will enjoy investigating how familiar nursery rhymes teach basic, important math concepts.
- The Web Files
By Margie Palatini and Richard Egielski
Published May 2001 by Hyperion Press
Someone has pinched the hen's perfect purple peppers and Ducktective Web and his partner Bill are sent to investigate. Dum De Dum Dum. Children and adults will enjoy this parody of Jack Web's Dragnet TV series. Egielski's illustrations accompany ample puns and take offs on familiar nursery rhymes.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.