Miss Polly Had A Dolly

It’s the final day of World Nursery Rhyme Week 2020, and our featured nursery rhyme today is Miss Polly Had A Dolly. 

Video – Miss Polly Had A Dolly

Follow-along with this fun video showing how Mary Atkinson, co-founder of The Story Massage Programme uses the Story Massage strokes to ‘illustrate’ the words of the rhyme. This help increases engagement and really brings the rhyme to life.

You can download a copy of the rhyme with associated Story Massage strokes here: Miss Polly Had A Dolly

More about World Nursery Rhyme Week

Launched in 2013, World Nursery Rhyme Week promotes the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development and education. Over 4 million children from 106 countries have taken part in the annual celebratory week since 2013. The initiative is open to parents, Early Years practitioners and anybody who works with children under the age of 7. You can find out more here: World Nursery Rhyme Week 2020.

More about the Story Massage Programme

The Story Massage Programme combines the benefits of positive touch with the creativity of storytelling. Ten massage strokes form the basis of the programme. These strokes have a simple name, such as The Circle or The Sprinkle, and an easy to recognise symbol making it fully accessible for all ages and abilities. The strokes work perfectly with nursery rhymes and we are delighted to be Associate Sponsors of World Nursery Rhyme Week 2020.

Would you like to train in the Story Massage Programme?

If you would like to use the programme at home or work in Early Years settings then you will love our flexible online course. All the information is here: Online Training Course.

You will learn how to share the ten Story Massage strokes, adapt familiar stories and even create some sensory stories of your own. Ideal for Early Years practitioners, parents and those working with children with additional needs.


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