World Nursery Rhyme Week – how to take part

When is World Nursery Rhyme Week?

The next event will run from 19th – 23rd November 2018.

Who can take part?

World Nursery Rhyme Week is open to anyone who has or works with children under the age of 7. e.g. Parents, Primary Schools, Nurseries, Preschools, Children’s Centres, Toddler Groups, Home Educators, Playgroups, Creches, Childminders, Libraries, Breakfast Clubs, After School Clubs, Nannies, Trainee Teachers, Language Therapists, Supply Teachers …. in short, anybody who works, or is involved with children under the age of 7 can take part.

Do I have to pay to take part?

No, participation and all resources are provided free of charge. All you will need is access to a printer and a PC/Laptop. We share all resources to Dropbox. You don’t need your own Dropbox account to access everything.

I would like to take part at home. Is this possible?

Absolutely.  All of the resources can be accessed from a home computer and printer. Just choose and download the resources you require (you don’t have to use them all).

What is the ‘Rhyme A Day’ challenge?

We choose 5 traditional nursery rhymes and challenge you to join us and sing one a day with your children.

What will my resource pack contain?

Your free resources are provided by Piccolo Music and Twinkl and will contain the following for each of the 5 rhymes:

  • An MP3 song download 
  • Musical activity ideas 
  • Colouring in Sheet
  • An animated PowerPoint presentation
  • Sequencing activities* (to develop early literacy skills)
  • Bordered writing paper* (for emergent handwriting techniques and mark-making)

In addition you will find:

  • Welcome letter and resource guide
  • Song Book (a lovely keepsake which can be coloured in)
  • Planning and Activity ideas (Suitable for Early Years settings and practitioners but available for all participants)
  • Posters (to advertise your event)
  • Participation certificates
  • Quiz for Parents and Early Years professionals
  • Activity ideas
  • Additional resources

Will I need Adobe Reader to access the downloads?

Yes, most of the downloads (apart from the song files) are in PDF format. You can download Adobe Reader here free of charge

Can I just access the free song downloads?

Yes, you are welcome to download any of the resources you need.

Can you email or post the resources?

Unfortunately, we are unable to send resources via email or post due to the sheer volume of participants.

I’m a parent with a young baby – can we get involved?

Absolutely. The youngest of babies will enjoy and benefit from being sung to and our initiative provides the perfect opportunity for you to re-familiarise yourself with the rhymes that were sung to you in childhood.

How do I register for World Nursery Rhyme Week?

You will be able to ‘register your interest’ in the Spring of 2018. All updates about the initiative will be announced on our Facebook page here so please do give the page a ‘Like’.

I have a question – who do I contact?

Please contact Kim Cunningham at

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