World Nursery Rhyme Week

The importance of nursery rhymes for the under 7’s

Nursery rhymes play an important role in early childhood development and education. As well as being fun they are excellent teaching tools:

*Language and communication, songs and rhymes are language learners.

*Singing nursery rhymes can help children to develop emergent literacy skills.

*They provide a fun way to assist with learning early maths.

*Nursery rhymes help children to develop social, physical and emotional skills.

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

Over 2.5 million children have taken part in World Nursery Rhyme Week since its launch in 2013. Open to parents, Early Years practitioners and anybody who works with children under the age of 7, participation and resources are provided free.

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. In a nutshell, if you are involved with or work with children under the age of 7 you are very welcome to get involved.

What are the dates for 2018 and how do I register?

World Nursery Rhyme Week will run from the 19th – 23rd November in 2018 and registration is now live. Register for free and to access your resources by clicking here

What resources will be made available for 2018?

The following resources will be made available to participants: Welcome letter, MP3 song file, Colouring Story Rhyme Sheet, Cutting Exercise, Borders Collection, Craft/Art Activity, Pencil Control, Playdough Mats, Rhyme Card Colouring Sheets, Rock Stickers, Sequencing Activity, Word Trace, Music Activity Ideas (provided by Piccolo Music), Additional Activity Ideas (provided by Mrs Mactivity), Activity Ideas (provided by World Nursery Rhyme Week), Colouring Book, Participation Certificates, Posters, Logos, Nursery Rhyme Quiz, Organisers contact details.

Who organises the event?

World Nursery Rhyme Week was launched by Music Bugs in 2013 who continue to organise the initiative.

I have a question. Who can I contact?

Please contact Kim Cunningham at: