Each song page has the song lyrics, starting notes to play on chimes to guide our voice to a child friendly range, fun and easy musical activities, a discussion point and a teacher training film clip. Each film clip shows practitioners how the song can be sung with actions.
Simple percussion pattern to repeat (ostinato) using words from the rhymes are also demonstrated. These ostinato patterns can be played as a stand alone activity for younger children or, with enough grown ups available, in adult lead groups as accompaniment to the song from reception age.
Download the Music Time with Nursery Rhymes original booklet to read about all sorts of teaching tips from singing in a child friendly range to using percussion and planning your progressive music sessions. Additional Resources (PDFs) such as little lesson plans, colour song pages to print, colouring pages and additional notation are listed below.