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Little Tommy Tittlemouse

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Overview

The poem will help children to discover a new activity of fishing. Parents can take their children fishing for a practical experience of poems for kids. In this poem, we will learn about: 

  • Some new words and how to use them in sentences 

  • Meaning of difficult words

  • Rhyming words

  • Antonyms

About The Poem

The poem is about a little mouse named Tommy. He used to love going fishing. For fishing, he used to go to the ponds which other men used to build. The poem tells the kids about fishing and how they, too can have fishing as their hobby. The poem is written by taking inspiration from the story “the tale of Mrs Tittlemouse”, which was first published in 1920.

Little Tommy Tittlemouse Nursery Rhyme

The Little Tommy tittlemouse lyrics are given below. Let us recite the poem out loud and learn it. Parents can tell the kids to do the actions related to the poem.


Little Tommy Tittlemouse

Lived in a little house,

He caught fishes

In other men’s ditches.

Little Tommy Tittlemouse


Little Tommy Tittlemouse

Little Tommy Tittlemouse Meaning

The poem is about the mouse who goes fishing in the ponds made by the other men. Fishing is his hobby. Fishing is an activity where we catch fish from ponds, lakes or rivers using a rod. The rod has a hook present in it, onto which we attach food for fish. The fish then comes to eat the food, and we can catch it.

Word Galaxy

The new word in the poem “ditches” means a narrow channel made to carry water.

Let us now learn new words and try to use them in a sentence.

  • Lived

  • House

  • Caught

  • Ditches

Let us now use these words in the sentences.

  • The King and Queen lived happily ever after.

  • You can come to my house to play.

  • He was caught stealing.

  • There are many ditches near our house.


Now, you should also try and make new sentences using the given words.

Tittle Mouse Fishing In The Ditches


Tittle Mouse Fishing in the Ditches

Rhyming Words

Rhyming words are words that have a similar sound to them. In the poem, you can see the words house and mouse, which have a similar sound. Words like fishes and ditches also have similar sounds. Let us now find one more word that sounds similar to them.

  • House, Mouse, Blouse

  • Fish, Wish, Dish

  • Ditch, Itch, Glitch

  • Caught, Taught, Spot

Opposite Words (Antonyms)

Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings to each other. Words like rich and poor are antonyms of each other as they both have opposite meanings to each other. Let us now find out the words in the poem and learn their opposite words.

  • Little - Tall

  • Live - Dead

  • Catch - Drop

  • Men - Women


You can learn these words and then try to use them in sentences.

Example of Antonym


Example of Antonym

Tips for Parents

Parents can help the kids to recite the poem using body language to make it interesting. You can also take kids fishing or watch fishing videos with them. It will make it easier for the kids to imagine what fishing feels like.

Fill in the Blanks

1. The poem is about ____.

a. Tittlemouse

b. Frog

c. Men

d. Monkey

Ans: Tittlemouse

2. Fishing is used to catch ___.

a. Frogs

b. Fish

c. Eggs

d. Crocodile

Ans: Fish

3. Tommy lived in ____ house.

a. Little

b. Big

c. tall

d. Flat

Ans: Little

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FAQs on Little Tommy Tittlemouse

1. What is fishing?

Fishing is an activity where a person catches fish present in ponds or lakes using a fishing rod.

2. Who is Tommy?

Tommy is the name of the tittlemouse who loves fishing. He is tiny, so people call him little Tommy.

3. Who made the ditches?

The people of the town in which little Tommy lived made the ditches for fishing.


Overview

The poem will help children to discover a new activity of fishing. Parents can take their children fishing for a practical experience of poems for kids. In this poem, we will learn about: 

  • Some new words and how to use them in sentences 

  • Meaning of difficult words

  • Rhyming words

  • Antonyms