World Nursery Rhyme Week – how to take part

When is World Nursery Rhyme Week?

The event will run from 18th – 22nd November 2019.

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 need to pay a fee to take part?

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. The 5 rhymes for 2019 are:

Monday 18th November – “Baa Baa Black Sheep”

Tuesday 19th November – “Down in the Jungle”

Wednesday 20th November – “Incy Wincy Spider”

Thursday 21st November – “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

Friday 22nd November – “Two Little Dickie Birds”

What will my resource pack contain?

Details about the resources will be announced in the Spring of 2019.

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.

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?

Our registration page can be accessed by clicking here

I have a question – who can I contact?

Please contact Kim Cunningham at

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