November 15th to 19th 2021

What is World Nursery Rhyme Week?

Launched in 2013, World Nursery Rhyme Week promotes the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development and education.

Over 4 million children from 106 countries have taken part since 2013. The initiative is open to parents, Early Years practitioners and anybody who works with children under the age of 7.

World Nursery Rhyme Week was founded by Music Bugs who continue to organise the initiative. You can learn more about the organiser here.

The Rhyme A Day Challenge

Each year, we choose 5 rhymes and encourage children to take part in our ‘Rhyme a Day’ challenge by singing the nursery rhymes and taking part in supporting activities. 

By registering your family or Early Years setting, you’ll have instant access to lots of fantastic free resources and suggested activity ideas that you can do at home or in your setting.

What’s in my Resource Pack?

Song downloads for each of the 5 rhymes, videos from Little Baby Bum, colouring in sheets, cutting exercise, pencil control sheet, playdough mats, certificates, posters, activity ideas PDF, nursery rhyme quiz, participation letter to send to parents and logos for social media.

All downloadable resources are free.

Our Rhymes for November 2020 are:

Monday 16th – Wheels On The Bus

Tuesday 17th – Five Little Speckled Frogs

Wednesday 18th – Hickory Dickory Dock

Thursday 19th – Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Friday 20th – Miss Polly Had A Dolly

Nursery rhymes are excellent teaching tools and can help to develop:

vocabulary, language and literacy skills

numeracy skills

social, physical and emotional skills – they are so much fun!

When is it?

November 15th to 19th 2021

That's 354 Days to go!

Rhymers are readers

“If children know 8 nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are 4 years old, they are usually among the best readers and spellers in their class by the time they are 8”. (Megan Fox, Reading Magic)

Who can get involved?

Primary Schools, Nurseries, Preschools, Kindergarten

Parents, Grandparents, Guardians, Nannies, Childminders

Home Educators, Speech and Language Practitioners, Librarians

Anyone who works with or has a child under the age of 7

Our Kindergarten group loved the rhyme-themed messy play ideas and enjoyed putting on a performance of all the songs they’d learnt at the end of the week for their parents



Kindergarten Teacher, Singapore