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Best Nursery Rhymes to help your early years with Language

Nursery rhymes are the perfect tools for helping young children learn important early literacy concepts and skills. These fun nursery rhyme songs will support the skills you’re already teaching.

Some may think that nursery rhymes sound silly and they’re just for babies. When in fact, nursery rhymes are very important and powerful learning tools for developing emergent literacy skills. The next time you say “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,” just remember you’re helping your young children become future readers!

Using nursery rhymes daily will help your early years develop oral language, phonological awareness, and eventually reading skills. Research has shown that a child’s “ability to recite familiar nursery rhymes was both directly and indirectly related to later literacy and language abilities.”

When you incorporate music and movement into your daily routine your day will go much more smoothly. When you provide your early years with opportunities to sing and dance throughout your day, it will be easier to teach your early years the required skills and concepts.

At Wriggles and Giggles we use nursery rhymes and modern songs within all our sessions along side activities that include materials, movement and sign. Early years and parents are having fun together while learning all the time. The 45 minutes is fast pace and very interactive with everyone feeling involved whatever stage of development they are. Even if your little one would prefer to watch than to participate they are still learning and can be accommodated within our sessions. No one is expected to behave in any certain way we will engage with your child how they are most comfortable to get the best out of them.

Wriggles and Giggles deliver face to face group sessions in Yarm, Hartburn, Ingleby Barwick that you can join by booking a sessions that best suits you, if you are a parent or carer to an early years child from birth. All areas of learning are covered for your child's development and your own understanding of how that happens and how to get the best outcome for them with your parenting techniques.

Songs can help you introduce new concepts to your early years and build background knowledge? True story! Music and songs can also help your early years develop important oral language, literacy, and vocabulary skills.

Try adding some music and songs to your routine, transitions, or whenever your early years need to refocus and get their wriggles out!

Here are some favourite age-appropriate nursery rhyme songs that will get your early years dancing, singing, signing and learning

Humpty Dumpty - Jack and Jill - Little Miss Muffet - Hickory Dickory Dock

Hey Diddle Diddle - Mary Had a Little Lamb - The Grand old Duke

Miss Polly had a Dolly - Incey Wincey Spider - Row Row Row Your Boat

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Baa Baa Black Sheep - 5 Little Ducks


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