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World Nursery Rhyme Week 5 Little Speckled Frogs

What is World Nursery Rhyme Week?


Launched in 2013, World Nursery Rhyme Week promotes the importance of nursery rhymes in early childhood development and education.

Nursery rhymes are excellent teaching tools and can help to develop:

  • vocabulary, language and literacy skills
  • numeracy skills
  • social, physical and emotional skills – they are so much fun!

https://www.worldnurseryrhymeweek.com/about-wnrw/

Today's nursery rhyme is 5 Little Specked Frogs:

Five little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious grubs - yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four green speckled frogs - glub, glub.

Four little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious grubs - yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are three green speckled frogs - glub, glub.

Three little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious grubs - yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are two green speckled frogs - glub, glub.

Two little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious grubs - yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are one green speckled frogs- glub, glub.

One little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious grubs - yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are no green speckled frogs - glub, glub.

Here are some ideas from Piccolo Music to do with your little ones:

BABIES:

Sitting baby on your knee facing in or out, sway side to side holding up the relevant number of fingers and then nibble your baby's ears. Jump them up in the air and back onto raised knees which drop to the ground with a bump. If they are lying or sitting you can do the same at the beginning but instead of lifting them, fan your hands in an upwards motion up their bodies and finish with a beep on the tummy each time.

Song Challenge for Pre-School Children:

Only clap when you sing a number. 

Then clap on a number and stamp on the word
'speckled'

A conductor moves their hands together and apart to encourage singing softly and loudly to demonstrate the use of dynamics. 

HAND RHYME:

Sing as a hand rhyme, holding up fingers and counting the numbers left as the frogs jump in.
Singing unaccompanied, start with 10 frogs and change the number of fogs that jump in so the children have to work out how many are left each time.

For more activity ideas click here to see more from Piccolo Music 5 Little Speckled Frogs

Posted on 17th November 2020

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