Little Miss Teacher Blog

By Clara Fiorentini

Monday, 16 November 2020

World Nursery Rhyme Week

 This week (16-20 November) is World Nursery Rhyme Week! 

If you have been following me for a while, you will know by now that I frequently laud the power of the humble Nursery Rhyme.

Sometimes they can fall into the 'routine' bracket or simply be relegated to being used as time fillers and transitions. Nursery Rhymes, however, need to be front and centre in our instruction in the early years as they are a critical support in developing so many crucial early literacy skills.

"Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are four years old, they're usually among the best readers by the time they are eight."

Mem Fox

Nursery Rhymes are also ideal learning themes and if you work with young children, themes are the way to go. The more learning we can connect into a particular theme, the more cross-over in learning and language use. Themes contextualise learning for children and a Nursery Rhyme can be a powerful thematic unit.

To celebrate World Nursery Rhyme week, I've made one of my Nursery Rhyme packs available for download. 32 pages brimming with play and early literacy activities all based around the Incy Wincy Spider.

Includes key vocabulary flashcards, suggestions for extending the learning, games, cutting activities, crafts, games, reading, poems and story suggestions.

Download and enjoy!

Using it with your class or ECE setting? Be sure to document and share online!


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