Aligned to Common Core Standards. A Common Core Standards chart is located on page 2, identifying standards covered. The page numbers are noted for easy access. Developing Reading, Rhyming and Phonetic Skills, Nursery rhymes are an excellent resource to aid in the development of students' sensitivity of the sound patterns of language. They can be used to introduce the structure of a story in a simple manner. Nursery rhymes can be used to develop and strengthen students' listening and speaking skills, phonological awareness and word recognition. Nursery Rhymes included are Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffet, Hey Diddle Diddle, Little Boy Blue, Wee Willie Winkie, Humpty Dumpty, Little Jack Horner, Baa Baa Black Sheep; Mary had a Little Lamb, and Pussy-cat and the Queen.