How to Sparkle at Nursery Rhymes

Contains worksheets for 20 popular nursery rhymes, for use during the Foundation Stage or at Key Stage 1 (KS1). The photocopiable worksheets provide a mixture of activities.


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Research shows that early sensitivity to rhymes helps children learn to read. These fun but simple activities aim to develop sequencing and language skills through the teaching of 20 traditional rhymes.

The photocopiable worksheets in How to Sparkle at Nursery Rhymes provide a mixture of activities, including:

  • putting pictures in the right sequence
  • tracing letters and writing simple words
  • colouring pictures
  • attaching words to the right object
  • visual memory reinforcement
  • finding rhyming words

The rhythm of nursery rhymes helps children to remember the words, which in turn, helps to develop their auditory memory skills. When they have learned the words and then see them in print, they can ‘read’ them. Not only will this give them a greater understanding of how the written word represents the sung or spoken word, but it will also help to develop their visual memory.

The nursery rhymes included in How to Sparkle at Nursery Rhymes are:

  • Humpty dumpty
  • Little Boy Blue
  • Jack and Jill
  • Mary had a little lamb
  • Old Mother Hubbard
  • Hey diddle, diddle
  • Incy wincy spider
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Sing a song of sixpence
  • Ride a cock horse
  • Hickory, dickory dock
  • Polly put the kettle on
  • The grand old Duke of York
  • Baa, baa, black sheep
  • Twinkle, twinkle little star
  • Here we go round the Mulberry bush
  • Pop goes the weasel!
  • Mary, Mary, quite contrary
  • Little Jack Horner
  • Old King Cole

The activities in this book complement those found in other books in the ‘How to Sparkle at …‘ series. Together they provide material to cover the key skills beginning readers need to practise.

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