November 15th to 19th 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

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What will my resource pack contain?

Details about 2021 resources will be released in the Spring.

I’m a parent, how can I get involved with World Nursery Rhyme Week?

Once the resources are made available, parents are welcome to download either all of the resources or just select those of interest. Parents who have participated previously have used the resources with their children at home, organised meet ups with their friends and their children to enjoy the resources in a group and shared the resources at children’s birthday parties (the colouring in sheets are great for parties!). You are welcome to use the resources in any way that works best for you.

I’m an Early Years practitioner, how can I incorporate this initiative in my setting?

When the free resources are made available, you will have access to lots of templates and an ‘Activity Ideas’ document which provides suggestions for activities you may wish to organise for your setting. The document also features activity ideas for older children. We also share activity ideas on our social media accounts so it’s worth following the accounts mentioned below. If you wish to collaborate with other Early Years practitioners to discover what they are planning for each of the 5 rhymes, please join our closed Facebook planning group here.

Can I take part if I’m not an Early Years practitioner or participating as a parent?

Yes, you are welcome to get involved. Speech and language therapists, residential care homes, nursing homes, carers working with dementia patients and children and adults with learning disabilities are just some of the participants who have taken part previously.

Will I need Adobe Reader to access the downloads?

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

What device should I use to download my resources?

Once the resources are made available, we recommend you download the resources to a PC or a tablet. Due to the number of resources and size of the files, smartphones are unlikely to manage a successful download.

If you download the resources at work, you need to be aware that firewall security may restrict what you can download. If you encounter this problem, ask your IT department for support or download the resources to your home PC and email the files back to yourself at work.

Can you email or post the resources?

We are unable to send resources via email, memory stick or post. All resources are made available as download only.

How do I register for World Nursery Rhyme Week?

Registration for World Nursery Rhyme Week will open late Spring of 2021. WNRW will run from November 15th-19th 2021.

I have a question not covered in your FAQ’s. Who can I contact?

Please contact Kim Cunningham at info@worldnurseryrhymeweek.com

For media enquiries, email press@worldnurseryrhymeweek.com

How can I follow you on social media?

What is the ‘Rhyme A Day’ challenge?

Each year we choose 5 nursery rhymes and challenge you to join us and sing one a day with your children. The 5 chosen rhymes for 2021 will be announced in the Spring.

What is World Nursery Rhyme Week, when is it and who can take part?

World Nursery Rhyme Week is an annual initiative that promotes the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development and education. The initiative in 2021 will run from November 15th-19th. WNRW is open to anyone who has a child under 7 or works with children under the age of 7. So whether you are a parent or an Early Years practitioner, you are welcome to get involved. World Nursery Rhyme Week is a global initiative that takes place every year in November.