We’re celebrating the popular World Nursery Rhyme Week (18th -22nd November 2019) by adapting the five nursery rhymes for Story Massage sessions. You’ll find these on our Story Massage for Children Facebook Page. They include: Baa, Baa Black Sheep, Down in the Jungle, Incy Wincy Spider, Row, Row Your Boat and Two Little Dicky Birds.
Nursery Rhymes and the Story Massage Programme
Nursery rhymes play an important role in early childhood development and education. And for extra benefits, they can be easily adapted as a respectful, positive touch activity to be enjoyed at home, school or nursery settings. The Story Massage Programme is based on ten simple massage strokes, each with a self-explanatory name such as The Wave or The Fan and descriptive symbol. To give you an idea of how nursery rhymes can be adapted, here is a short video demonstration of Incy, Wincy Spider.
Do check out our Story Massage for Children Facebook Page in the week beginning November 18th 2019 for all five nursery rhymes.
More about World Nursery Rhyme Week
World Nursery Rhyme Week is a free initiative sponsored by Music Bugs (sensory music classes for children) and supported by music downloads and worksheets from Piccolo Music. The aim is to promote the important role that nursery rhymes play in early childhood by helping children master key skills such as language and communication and social, physical and emotional skills.
The initiative is open to parents and all Early Years practitioners worldwide and all downloadable resources are provided free of charge.To find out more about how you can be involved in World Nursery Rhyme Week please visit the website: World Nursery Rhyme Week
The Story Massage Programme
We run an online training course for professionals and parents to learn how to share the Story Massage Programme. We also have a popular book Once Upon a Touch…Story Massage for Children which is available from our website. This includes over 25 different stories including nursery rhymes and traditional tales adapted for Story Massage sessions.