World Nursery Rhyme Week – how to take part –

(Information kindly supplied by Music Bugs)

Who can take part?

World Nursery Rhyme Week is open to anyone who has or works with children under the age of 7. e.g. Parents, Primary Schools, Nurseries, Preschools, Children’s Centres, Toddler Groups, Home Educators, Playgroups, Creches, Childminders, Libraries, Breakfast Clubs, After School Clubs, Nannies, Trainee Teachers, Language Therapists, Supply Teachers …. in short, anybody who works, or is involved with children under the age of 7 can take part.

Do I have to pay to take part?

No, participation and all resources are provided free of charge. All you will need is access to a printer and a PC/Laptop.

I would like to take part at home. Is this possible?

Absolutely.  All of the resources can be accessed from a home computer and printer. Just choose and download the resources you require (you don’t have to use them all).

What is the ‘Rhyme A Day’ challenge?

We choose 5 traditional nursery rhymes and challenge you to join us and sing one a day with your children.

What will my resource pack contain?

Your free resources are provided by Piccolo Music and Twinkl and contain the following for each of the 5 rhymes:

  • An MP3 song download 
  • Musical activity ideas 
  • Colouring in Sheet
  • An animated PowerPoint presentation
  • Sequencing activities* (to develop early literacy skills)
  • Bordered writing paper* (for emergent handwriting techniques and mark-making)

In addition you will find:

  • Welcome letter and resource guide
  • Song Book (a lovely keepsake which can be coloured in)
  • Planning and Activity ideas (Suitable for Early Years settings and practitioners but available for all participants)
  • Posters (to advertise your event)
  • Participation certificates
  • Quiz for Parents and Early Years professionals
  • Activity ideas
  • Additional resources

Will I need Adobe Reader to access the downloads?

Yes, most of the downloads (apart from the song files) are in PDF format. You can download Adobe Reader here free of charge

Can I just access the free song downloads?

Yes, you are welcome to download any of the resources you need.

Can you email or post the resources?

Unfortunately, we are unable to send resources via email or post due to the sheer volume of participants.

I’m a parent with a young baby – can we get involved?

Absolutely. The youngest of babies will enjoy and benefit from being sung to and our initiative provides the perfect opportunity for you to re-familiarise yourself with the rhymes that were sung to you in childhood.

How do I register for World Nursery Rhyme Week?

Registration for World Nursery Rhyme Week 2019 will open in June. As many of you know, we previously offered ‘Register your Interest’ in the February/March timeframe as well as full registration in September. From now on, there will be just the 1 registration form to fill in and we will let you know nearer the time when registration is ‘live’.

?Your resources will be made available to you in June rather than September giving you more time for planning.

?We are really pleased to tell you that World Nursery Rhyme Week will soon have its own website and a new logo.

?When your free resources are made available to you later in the year from Mrs Mactivity and Piccolomusic, you will be able to access everything on the new website. We used Dropbox previously which has not been easy for some of you due to the security settings at your place of work. Hopefully this change will remove that obstacle.

I have a question – who do I contact?

Please contact Kim Cunningham at

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