World Nursery Rhyme Week

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The importance of nursery rhymes for the under 7’s

Nursery rhymes play an important role in early childhood by helping children master key skills such as language and communication and social, physical and emotional skills.

We are passionate about nursery rhymes and feel their importance shouldn’t be overlooked in early years development.  Every day in our classes we see first-hand how children benefit from singing and playing along to the simplest of rhymes.

Who can take part?

Previous participants: Primary Schools, Parents, Grandparents, Childminders, Nurseries, Preschools, Children’s Centres, Kindergartens, Home Educators, Parent and Toddler Groups, Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapists, Trainee Teachers, Supply Teachers, Advisory Teachers, Play Schemes, After School Clubs, Preparatory Schools, College and University Students, Researchers, Early Years Practitioners, Crèches, Breakfast Clubs, Children’s Charities and Nannies. This list reflects the main participants, but by no means the only groups and individuals who have taken part previously.

“Rhyme a Day Challenge” songs for 2016

Monday 7th November – “Doctor Foster”.

Tuesday 8th November – “Baa Baa Black Sheep”.

Wednesday 9th November – “Two Little Dickie Birds”.

Thursday 10th November  – “Incy Wincy Spider”.

Friday 11th November – “Hey Diddle Diddle”.

What resources are provided?

A range of resources are made available free of charge by Piccolo Music and Twinkl for each of the ‘Rhyme a Day Challenge” songs. To access a description of the resources available, please visit the FAQ page here.

How can I take part?

We recommend you start by reading our FAQ’s page to familiarise yourself with the initiative.

Please register your involvement here. You will be invited to access your free resources as soon as you have completed the short registration form.