Nursery Rhyme Week 16-20th November
With Loy Krathong behind us, we are looking forward to the next whole Primary event. We have a couple of weeks now for teachers to prepare for our annual World Nursery Rhyme Week, WNRW
Since its inception, WNRW has been promoting the learning of rhymes and songs for children of all ages as a way of promoting vocabulary and language development, literacy, numeracy, physical and social skills. Teachers of young children have always placed a high importance on nursery and counting rhymes.
Now experts in literacy and child development suggest that if a child knows eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are four years old, they are usually among the best readers and spellers in their class by the time they are in Year 3. It seems a worthwhile way to spend some family time.
This year children will be learning rhymes from around the world and learning some rhymes in Makaton. Teach your children some Traditional Rhymes from your own country and maybe they can share them with their friends.
Maybe you and your child would like to take part in the Nursery Rhyme Craft Competition that is being organised by the Library Staff.