I follow lots of early years groups and one of the questions that comeup frequently is, what are the alternate words to…. said nursery rhymes?
One that seemsto get lots of responses is baa, baa black sheep. I have included below some of the ideas that I have come across. I don’t know who the original creators are so I’m unable to give them credit but I hope that you manage to find something that will inspire you to try something new in your early years setting!
If you need help with the tune,...
Are you sometimes stuck for a song that you’d like to link to a book, a topic/theme or the children’s interests?
Well, number rhymes are a great starting point; you can change many of them to suit your needs. As long as you know the song well you can change the words in a minute or two.
5 Little Ducks Can Become…
A few minutes before I started writing this article I thought about how I could change the words for ‘5 little ducks’ to ‘5 little...
It’s Music Time again. Does you mind go blank when it comes to thinking of songs to sing? Would you like a little help? Well I have listed 10 songs below that I know children love to sing.
Why not select one and try it with your children?
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are
2. Baa, baa black sheep
Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?...
I would speculate that almost everyone in the UK knows the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
When my two children were young my husband and I sang to our children after their story every night. We would always end with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; it was probably one of the first nursery rhymes they sang. My experience when attending nurseries is most two year old children know the tune and most of the words! Although the tune is actually quite difficult for...
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