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Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes are so important in developing reading.

Each year the Academy gifts a nursery rhyme book to every Foundation Stage 1 child in order to start their journey to becoming a fluent, lifelong reader.

How to help you child

  • Start with short, simple rhymes e.g. Twinkle Twinkle, or Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Read the nursery rhyme to you child, using actions and facial expressions to capture their interest
  • As your child get used to the rhyme, encourage them to join in
  • Miss our rhyming words...encourage your child to finish the line
  • Devise your own actions for the rhyme that your child can join in with and remember
  • Clap along with a steady beat
  • Say the words wrong and let your child correct you!
  • Make a nursery rhyme prop box by collecting items that feature in the rhymes, these can include paintings and drawings you do together
  • Visit the library to borrow other nursery rhymes 

Rhyme Challenge Nursery Rhymes