We’re supporting World Nursery Rhyme Week 2021 by adapting the rhymes with Story Massage strokes. This is just one of the many ways that you can enjoy the fun and joy of nursery rhymes. Do check out the website World Nursery Rhyme Week to find a wide selection of resources including sing-a-longs with Piccolo Music.
What is World Nursery Rhyme Week 2021?
Launched in 2013, World Nursery Rhyme Week promotes the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development and education. Over 5 million children from 113 countries have taken part since 2013. Nursery rhymes are excellent teaching tools and can help to develop language and literacy skills, numeracy skills and social, physical and emotional skills. You can get involved by going to the WNRW website and following their social media.
Five Nursery Rhymes
Each year, five rhymes are chosen as part of the ‘Rhyme a Day’ challenge by singing the nursery rhymes and taking part in supporting activities.
The 5 official rhymes for World Nursery Rhyme Week 2021 are:
Incy Wincy Spider
Download our Story Massage Programme version here: Incy Wincy Spider
And watch this glorious little video:
Download our Story Massage Programme version here: Sleeping Bunnies
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Download our Story Massage Programme version here: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.
We suggest trying this as a self-massage too!
Wind The Bobbin
Download our Story Massage Programme version here: Wind the Bobbin
And watch a singing Story Massage Programme version here:
Down In The Jungle
Download our Story Massage Programme version here: Down in the Jungle
More about the Story Massage Programme
Would you like to learn more? Sign up for our Story Massage Online Course and help share the benefits with the children or adults in your care – at home or at work. Check here for the reviews from people who are using the programme: Five Star Feedback.
We teach you how to share the ten Story Massage strokes and work with you to adapt familiar stories and even create some sensory stories of your own. Ideal for all teachers, SEN staff, support staff, therapists, Early Years practitioners, those working with people with additional needs, Baby Massage Instructors, Relax Kids Coaches… everyone with an interest in sharing positive touch activities with children and adults of all ages and abilities.