November 18th to 22nd 2019

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 3 million children from 70 + 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, craft activity templates, word trace and pencil control templates, sequencing activities, sentence scramble, rock stickers, playdough mats, colouring in song book, cutting sheet exercise, posters and certificates, activity ideas and quiz downloads.

All downloadable resources are free.

Our Rhymes for November 2019 are;

Monday 18th – Baa Baa Black Sheep

Tuesday 19th – Down In The Jungle

Wednesday 20th – Incy Wincy/Itsy Bitsy Spider

Thursday 21st – Row Row Row Your Boat

Friday 22nd – Two Little Dickie Birds

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 18th to 22nd 2019

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