World Nursery Rhyme Week

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.

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. Further details about the resources for 2017 will be made available later in the year.

What are the 5 rhymes for 2017?

The 5 rhymes for our ‘Rhyme a Day Challenge’ are: ‘Bobby Shafto’, ‘Lavenders Blue’, ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’, ‘Wind the Bobbin Up’ and ‘Old King Cole’.

How can I take part?

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