For centuries parents have sung songs and recited rhymes to their children. Some, like Rock-a-bye, baby, are lullabies intended to bring on sleep, but most are more lively. Occasionally the song will have an associated dance to be performed, as is the case with Ring a Ring o' Roses. Some of the rhymes, like Thirty days hath September, are mnemonics to help the child to learn, and there are others which are riddles to be solved, the most obvious being Humpty Dumpty. But the favourites – and the majority – are just meant for fun!
If you are under 10 or a parent then this quiz is likely to be a doddle for you but if you are a teenager or older then maybe it won't be so easy! See what you remember about Old Mother Hubbard, Mother Goose, Wee Willie Winkie and Little Jack Horner along with many other cherished characters from your childhood in this quiz all about nursery rhymes.