Cover of a collection of children's rhymes, 1922
Cover of a collection of children's rhymes, 1922

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Rhymes
  • Jump Rope Rhymes
Songs
  • Song Writing Apps
    • Historical Sound Recordings

Rhymes


There's a Wocket in My Pocket: Dr. Seuss's Book of Ridiculous Rhymes. Dr. Seuss. Random House, 1996

Computer.pngThe Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, from PBS


Geisel Award Winners and Honor Books, American Library Association



Jump Rope Rhymes


Skipping Rope, Maurice Prendergast, 1892
Skipping Rope, Maurice Prendergast, 1892


Anna Banana: 101 Jump Rope Rhymes. Joanna Cole. Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen. HarperCollins, 1989


The History of Double Dutch, National Double Dutch League




Schmitt Music Mural in Minneapolis, image by Parker Higgins
Schmitt Music Mural in Minneapolis, image by Parker Higgins

Songs


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Ella Jenkins performing Who Fed the Chickens**

from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings on YouTube



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The Music in George's Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue. Suzanne Slade. Illustrated by Stacy Innerst. Boyds Mill Press, 2016

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band. Kwane Alexander. Illustrated by Tim Bowers. Sleeping Bear Press, 2011


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Historical Sound Recordings


Sidewalks of New York by Duke Ellington
Sidewalks of New York by Duke Ellington

The National Jukebox from the Library of Congress
  • More than 10,000 historical sound recordings free of charge

Sound Beat from the Better Audio Archives, Syracuse University Libraries
  • 90 second radio show featuring historical recordings of 20th century music
    • Only 14 percent of pre-1965 commercial recordings are currently available
      • Only 10 percent of music from the 1930s can be accessed by the public