Nursery rhymes provide bite-sized learning opportunities for young children to develop key developmental skills and can often be the trigger for hours of creative and open-ended play. They are a powerful learning source in early literacy and enable children to become interested in the rhythm and patterns of language.

“Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight. -”
Mem Fox, Reading Magic.


Below is a booklet containing some classic Nursery Rhymes that you and your child can enjoy together. You can also put the names of your favourite rhymes into YouTube so you can watch and listen to them. Alternatively, Cbeebies iplayer has some great Rhymes from Mr Tumble.

Download (PDF, 23.47MB)

Let us know your favourite Nursery Rhyme in the comment box below 🙂

  1. My favourite is “5 Little Speckled Frogs” 😀 It’s a great rhyme which also helps our counting skills!

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