Piggy on the Railway Line- A lesson to learn

‘Piggy on the Railway Line’ is one of the most meaningful nursery rhymes and they teach a nice lesson in a funny way. Most of the best nursery rhymes focus on fun and enjoyment because they are meant to make the kids happy, but some – such as this one – have a serious message.

Piggy on the Railway Line’ is a unique kids song as it breaks stereotypes and teaches kids a very important lesson about life. Even at their tender age, kids should be taught how to keep themselves safe.

About the lyrics:

The rhyme is short, but it still has an impact on children. The story starts with a piglet standing on a railroad and is picking up stones. Suddenly a train comes and breaks the piggy’s bone. The piggy says ‘oh’ but the train driver is least bothered and says, “I don’t care”. In some places, the poem is stated till only this and is based on two paragraphs only. However, some variants include more phrases such as the father piggy comes and tells the injured piggy that railway tracks are not safe, and no one should go near them.

Takeaways for children:

This is one of the most beautiful toddler songs because it makes the children learn that they shouldn’t go near the railway lines. The nursery rhyme offers a fun and joyous way to learn an important message which kids wouldn’t understand otherwise if taught directly. Preschoolers can learn to sing with actions and also understand the concept of this rhyme easily. ‘Piggy on the railway’ can prove to be one of the best preschool songs and you can use it as a tool to give an important message to the children at the same time.

Humpty Dumpty- A rhyme about a Cute Egg

We all have grown up listening to the rhyme ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and it’s still popular among babies and children. The nursery rhyme is said to be originated in 1810 but it got famous when it was printed in the book ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’. Humpty Dumpty has always been shown as a round and cute egg who is sitting on a wall. The word ‘humpty dumpy’ is also considered to be one of the best English speaking words. The rhyme was reworked and the modern version was presented in 1954 and that is the version still popular among children and adults both.

About the lyrics:

The Humpty Dumpty rhyme is about an egg named ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and takes place when he is sitting on the wall. Suddenly he falls down and gets shattered to pieces. Then all the king’s men and horses come to rescue him but they aren’t able to put him back together to his original form again. Some people call this rhyme a ‘riddle’ while others declare it as a story. Some of the nursery rhymes are based on historical events but it’s not sure whether this one is linked to a particular event or not. Some people link it to the fall of Colchester when a man named Thompson placed a Cannon on a wall to stop the advancing troops. The cannon eventually fell down and no one could put it back on top again.

Takeaways for kids:

There is no particular meaning or lesson related to this rhyme, and it is just meant for fun. It is a cute sing-along song and if presented along with a video, children love watching it. It is also included as a preschool rhyme where teachers use an egg and paint on it to make a Humpty Dumpty. The rhyme can also be used to teach children that we should be very careful when sitting anywhere, and make sure that the place is not very high.