Book, were published by Mary Cooper in 1744. Publisher John Newbery's stepson,Thomas Carnan, was the first to use the term Mother Goose for nursery rhymes whenhe published a compilation of English rhymes, Mother Goose's Melody, or, Sonnets forthe Cradle(London, 1780).The oldest children's songs of which we have records are lullabies, intended tohelp a child fall asleep. Lullabies can be found in every human culture. The English termlullaby is thought to come from "lu, lu" or "la la" sounds made by mothers or nurses tocalm children, and "by by" or "bye bye", either another lulling sound or a term for goodnight. Until the modern era lullabies were usually only recorded incidentally in writtensources. B. Qualities of Nursery RhymesChildren who know nursery rhymes develop a strong sense of well-being. Timepasses pleasantly and they “feel good” and are happy with themselves. Children who know nursery rhymes are overflowing with self-confidence and self-esteem. They are curious and imaginative and can show off their ability to recite or singa rhyme with deep satisfaction and from memory. The rhymes come alive with thecreative use of their voice, eyes, facial expression and body language. Children whohave nursery rhymes read or sung to them become effective communicators.