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 2019 and how do I register?

World Nursery Rhyme Week will run from the 18th – 22nd November in 2019 and registration will open in the Spring of 2019.

What resources will be made available for 2019?

Further details about the resources will be announced in the Spring of 2019.

Who organises the event?

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

I have a question. Who can I contact?

Please contact Kim Cunningham at: