Well! It’s here again and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be involved! Last year marked our first year as proud partners of World Nursery Rhyme Week, together with organisers Music Bugs and partners Piccolo Music, and now, we’re at it again! We have provided a plethora of free resources and activities to celebrate the week, which takes place from the 18th – 22nd November 2019. This year, to add to the excitement, World Nursery Rhyme week has a new sponsor – Little Baby Bum – who make nursery rhyme videos. Registration is actually now open – and when you sign up, you can access the free resources straight away, even though the event is not until the Autumn.
The importance of nursery rhymes
Nursery rhymes are absolutely essential to children’s development and are an essential part of early education. By singing nursery rhymes, children learn about rhythm, pronunciation, rhyme, maths, sounds in words, social skills and much more – it’s also an enjoyable way of connecting together as humans and carrying on our nursery rhyme traditions.
What is World Nursery Rhyme Week?
World Nursery Rhyme Week is an initiative organised by Music Bugs and takes place from the 18th – 22nd November. There is a different rhyme each day and everyone is encouraged to take part by singing the rhyme from that day and taking part in the free activities provided by us. The rhymes this. year 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
The activities include word tracing, colouring in, crafts, pencil control activities, role play activities, reading activities and much more!
Who can take part in World Nursery Rhyme Week?
Anyone interested in the education of children! Since its beginnings in 2013, over 3 million children from 70+ countries have taken part, sharing photos on social media, and joining in any way they can! Be they childminders, parents, playgroup leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, grandparents, nursery staff and more!
Sounds good – how do I register?
Registration and all the resources are free and available from the World Nursery Rhyme Week website. We will be also be providing some additional resources that you can only download if you a Mrs Mactivity member – these are coming soon.