Oldies/Nursery Rhymes.

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Dear John

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nursery_rhyme
http://www.rhymes.org.uk/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1H6iODKUsY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbB53CR9b5M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBEHFFnV3RY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSdWCtn8oko

What could be the probable reason for Out of so many Nursery Rhymes, most of the children like the following nursery rhymes
mentioned below

1. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
2. Humpty Dumpty
3. Jack and Jill
4. London Bridge Is Falling Down
5. Mary Had a Little Lamb
6. Ring a Ring o' Roses
7. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
8. I hear Thunder

Could the reason may be due to : The above rhymes are easy to interpret, learn, grasp, remember  unlike other nursery rhymes by children ?

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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This may be a little outside of my area of expertise.  Reading your possible explanation, it makes perfect sense to me, and I think you are "right on."  Another factor that occurs to me is the fact that parents, especially from my generation, recall those nursery rhymes from their own childhood, and expose their children to these....then your factors take over.

Regards,
John

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John Congemi

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I am a fan of all kinds of music, but my areas of expertise are in 1950-64 doowop, jazz, and top 40's music.

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I grew up in New York listening to DJs Alan Freed, Jocko, Mort Fega (jazz), Alan Fredericks, Murray the K, Bruce Morrow, Clay Cole, William B. Williams, Wolfman Jack, Gus Gossert, Peter Tripp, Martin Block,Swing'n Slim. Extensive LP and CD collection.

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Queens College and St. John's University MBA.

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