Radio clips of Chris Roberts, the author of “Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme” and librarian of Lambeth College in South London, telling Debbie Elliott what lurks beneath the surface of several nursery rhymes we learned as children.
This site includes many nursery rhymes with illustrations set to music. The Parents’ Pages include historical background information about each rhyme and different known versions of the rhyme.
In this first global event of its kind, World Nursery Rhyme Week aims to encourage the use of nursery rhymes in children’s everyday lives. Five nursery rhymes have been selected and the supporting resources focus on these. The resources encourage parents, nannies and early year’s environments to engage in various activities as they take part in the “Rhyme a Day” challenge. The activities you can join in with encourage singing and reciting nursery rhymes, as well as watching, colouring and dancing to them. The five specially chosen nursery rhymes are: