Children at daisykins nursery favourite song is Wheels on the Bus. They ask for this song during song time and children from a young age join in the simple but effective actions. The nursery rhymes incorporates repetitive words which gives children the opportunity to develop an awareness of language. This nursery rhyme can be adapted by adding your own verses eg lights on the bus go flash flash flash or man on the bus say tickets please.
A classic nursery rhymes that all generations enjoy especially the young ones here at daisykins nursery. This song tells a simple story about a boy and a girl called Jack and Jill who went up a hill to fetch a pail of water.
A fun action song that is deeply enjoyed by children at daisykins nursery.The children are able to join in with the simple actions and enjoy the story of the song. Singing songs with children is a great way for children to develop an understanding of language and to learn new words rapidly. At daisykins nursery we believe that singing songs aids children’s language development and we ensure singing is part of our daily routine.
This song supports many areas of children’s development, as it involves numbers and actions,it is great for children of all ages from babies to pre-school. It allows the children to develop an initial awareness of numbers by using fingers or props to count down as the ducks disappear one by one. Through using actions or props, a greater understanding of mathematical language is achieved. The words being sang can be expressed through action, giving children with a limited understanding of English or English as an additional language visual aids. Due to the repetitive nature of the song the children quickly pick up the actions alongside the words. All the children will be keen to join in and have so much fun they do not realise that they are exercising their mathematical and literacy skills. This song is always a big hit with the children in our baby plus room as ‘Duck’ is a very popular word that many children find easy to say and ducks in the water tray are always the first objects to be out and then carried around all day.
Wind the bobbin up is a well loved nursery rhyme that all ages of children enjoy, it contains easy actions to follow which helps develop children’s co-ordination skills. Here at Daisykins nursery we provide children the opportunity to learn new words through singing nursery rhymes, this enables children to listen to new vocabulary and use these in their everyday talking. As children develop their confidence they will start to join in with the actions and words, this will help them experiment with making sounds which is the foundations for helping children to learn to read and write.
Singing at Daisykins nursery is part of our everyday routine as children are always keen to join in a song or two, this helps develop their memory skills, it also encourages children from a young age to explore sounds and repeat words. Children’s little brains will begin to store the words and start to sing their favourite songs to themselves.
Nursery rhymes such as One, two, three , four,five Once I caught a Fish alive are songs that teach children early mathematical skills as children are able to understand number sequencing, where as songs like Miss Polly had a dolly teaches children early reading skills as children have to follow a simple story. The variety of nursery rhymes aid children’s holistic development for example children will benefit from the social interaction, being physically close, using touch or voice, these will all provide opportunities for early conversations between practitioners and children.