World Nursery Rhyme Week

It’s World Nursery Week, and we’re taking part along with 5000 other nurseries across the country!

Here are the poems we’re focusing on:

Monday- Doctor Foster went to Gloucester
Tuseday-  Baa Baa Black Sheep
Wednesday- Two little Dickie Birds
Thursday- Incy Wincy Spider
Friday- Hey Diddle Diddle

What do children learn from nursery rhymes?
When children hear nursery rhymes they hear the sounds vowels and consonants make. They help children to hear, identify, manipulate and experiment with the sounds of language.
Rhymes explore words that describe size, weight and numeracy related words which help children to define concepts. Counting sequences help children to develop skills they will use later when learning to add and subtract.
Through rhymes, children are exposed to story sequence, helping them to identify what happened first, next and last.
Many rhymes are repetitive in nature which help children to practice words over and over again in a fun way which can boost their love of language and learning.