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St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Yew Tree Road, Slough, England, SL1 2AR



  • Nursery: 95%
  • Reception: 93%
  • Year 1: 95%
  • Year 2: 92%
  • Year 3: 95%
  • Year 4: 92%
  • Year 5: 95%
  • Year 6: 94%

Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes are a great way to foster a healthy interest in poetry and music from a young age. Simple, memorable nursery rhyme songs are great for helping practice reading and speaking or just to provide a moment of peace, quiet, and relaxation. 



Vocabulary and Early Language Acquisition

Even before they can speak, babies start hearing nursery rhymes, particularly lullabies to soothe them to sleep. Singing can have a calming effect on babies, helping them to regulate emotions.


Nursery rhymes feature repetition and natural rhythm which research claims babies respond to, as they spend nine months with a non-stop rhythmical heartbeat.


Rhymes and rhyme time:

Rhyming helps children to break words down and to hear the sounds that make up words in preparation for reading and writing. They promote language acquisition and speech recognition.


Did you know?

If children know eight nursery rhymes by the time they are four years old, they are usually among the best readers by the time they are eight!


So why not sing songs and have a rhyme time with your child every day?


Try making up your own songs and rhymes. Use rhymes with actions and props to support multi-sensory learning. Draw children's attention to rhyming words as you sing.

Nursery Rhyme Pack