‘An apple a day’ is a popular nursery rhyme and it encourages healthy eating. It is an educational song and is a very informative one too. The poet is not known and there are no details of the first publication either. However, some pictures from the 16th century showing a physician with a stick tells us that the rhyme is an old one as it is about the doctor who is kept away due to healthy eating. The rhyme has easy to read and catchy lyrics and children love to sing it along with actions. The original wording of the rhyme is a bit different than the modern version of this children’s song.
About the lyrics:
The lyrics revolve around emphasizing the importance of eating an apple daily. The lyrics of this poem start with ‘An apple a day, keeps the doctor away’, which means that if you eat an apple daily, you won’t get sick and there will be no need to see a doctor. The poem was written when it was found that Apple has many benefits such as it regulates the level of cholesterol and also prevents strokes. Also, people who eat more apples have to use lesser medications as compared to those who don’t.
The lesson for kids:
‘An apple a day’ is one of the most meaningful and beneficial nursery rhymes of all time. It encourages healthy eating and also tells the children that healthy eating won’t make you sick. In spite of being healthy and active, eating apple will also make you ruddy and beautiful. Children easily get inspired by rhymes and ads and this children’s song is just meant for making them eat with fun. Also, if your child doesn’t like eating apples, you can try singing this rhyme and see the magic!