As we have said in one of the previous nursery rhyme articles where we reviewed another nursery rhyme, there are many different types of nursery rhymes and children’s songs. However, a lot of them only focus on being fun or interesting, making them a not-so-good option if you’re looking to help your children have fun AS WELL AS learn important lessons or something meaningful.
However, Piggy on the Railway Line definitely manages to buck the trend as a kids song and is probably one of the most important preschool songs you can teach your little one that may go as far as saving their life at some point.
A Crucial Life Lesson
If you thought we were exaggerating when we said that, think again. The poem Piggy On The Railway Line tells the story of a pig that goes near a railway line and starts picking up stone and throwing it away from the line.
Now, there may be nothing wrong with doing that, but the problem is that as a kid (pig), he shouldn’t have gone near the railway line in the first place. Heck, even an adult pig or even an adult human for that matter shouldn’t, which is what should be learned from this toddler song.
This is because this nursery rhyme later says that a train comes at an insanely fast speed and ends up knocking the kid pig over, damaging his bones in the process. The kid pig says that this isn’t fair to the driver running the train, but the driver simply replies that he doesn’t care.
This paragraph is then repeated, and perhaps rightly so, as the kids need to remember well that they should be staying at a very safe distance from dangerous places like the railway line.
This is then followed by the father pig coming to see his kid pig and tells him never to go near the railway line again. The kid pig then follows it throughout his life, and never breaks the promise he made to his father.
Your kid should probably be doing the same, and you can use this nursery rhyme as a tool to ensure that.