World Nursery Rhyme Week
Nursery rhymes play an important role in early childhood development and education. As well as being fun they are excellent teaching tools:
*Language and communication, songs and rhymes are language learners.
*Singing nursery rhymes can help children to develop emergent literacy skills.
*They provide a fun way to assist with learning early maths.
*Nursery rhymes help children to develop social, physical and emotional skills.
We are passionate about nursery rhymes and feel their importance shouldn’t be overlooked in early years development. Each day we see first hand how children benefit from singing and playing along to songs and rhymes.
The rhymes covered this week included:
* Five little ducks
* 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive
* 5 Currant buns
* 10 Fat Sausages
*5 Little Speckled Frogs
On Friday all the children took part in Children in Need by dressing up in spots and stripes. They all looked wonderful.