Nursery rhymes are a big part part of Adam’s upbringing. We regularly sing to him and he has built up a repertoire of nursery rhymes that he now enjoys singing to himself.
We were delighted when we heard about World Nursery Rhyme Week. Last year over 200,000 children took part from 31 countries. This years ‘Rhyme A Day Challenge’ takes place between 10th and the 14th November. The challenge involves learning 5 well known rhymes and together throughout the world we will “sing them, recite them, play them, watch them, colour them in and dance to them”.
The 5 chosen nursery rhymes for this year are
Old King Cole
Hey Diddle Diddle
I Hear Thunder
Oranges and Lemons
Five Currant Buns
So why sing nursery rhymes? Nursery rhymes help children to master key skills in language and communication but also they also aid social, physical and emotional development. Nursery Rhymes therefore play an important role in early childhood development. However, in our modern society nursery rhymes can be overlooked hence why Music Bugs promote the World Nursery Rhyme week.
We are celebrating World Nursery Rhyme Week by opening our blog up to 5 bloggers from around the world. Each day a blogger will write a guest post on Adventures of Adam with a toddler friendly activity or craft linked to the chosen nursery rhyme of the day.
Lets take a look at the blogs that will feature on Adventures of Adam throughout the week.
Kim and her family are missionaries in the Republic of Georgia (just below Russia) and has been there since 2006. She is currently traveling around USA. A few years back they travelled through 44 states in 18 months! Her blog is “all about life on the go and homeschooling.”
Betsy is an award-winning photographer in Southeast Michigan. Mum to a toddler and a baby, Betsy loves all things creative and this is shown through her photography and blog. She says “I like knowing, at the end of the day, that I’ve made a difference in someone’s life.”
Sarah Jay is Mum to 19 month old Isabelle. She writes a parenting and lifestyle blog which includes reviews and sensory play. The pair are currently half way through a 50 Active Days challenge.
Becci is a stay at home momma to two boys aged 4 and 2. She prides herself in being honest, sometimes brutally so, about the highs and lows of bringing up two small children. Wonder how her blog got its name? “Swords” because her boys love being pirates and “Snoodles” after her eldest child’s first comforter bear blanket he has had since was 2 months old. The family now has 4 Snoodles!
What an exciting line up!
How can you join in?
World Nursery Rhyme Week is open to parents, Early Years settings and anybody who works with children under the age of 7. Click on the picture below to register.
You will then receive a comprehensive resources pack which contains:
a free song download
lyric and chord sheets
colouring in sheets
a powerpoint presentation
bordered writing paper (for handwriting practice)
In addition you will be also be able to download:
colouring in book
quiz (for parents and Early Years professionals)
Also keep an eye on our Adventures of Adam Facebook page where we will be sharing our favourite nursery rhyme activities and crafts.
Happy World Nursery Rhyme Week!