World Nursery Rhyme Week

It's World Nursery Rhyme Week! There's no better way to celebrate than sitting down with your kids and trying to remember all the verses of traditional rhymes. We struggled with Little Bo-Peep - who knew it had so many verses?

Nursery Rhymes aren't just fusty old poems - according to literacy experts they are extremely beneficial for early years development of language and communication. And the kids are none the wiser - they just love the bonding time spent with you.

There are so many versions and illustrations out there that it's hard to pick out a few but we couldn't resist this Nursery Rhymes Book with CD illustrated by the inimitable Axel Scheffler and this Nursery Rhymes And Personalised Poems Book. If you're looking for a traditional anthology then try Classic Nursery Rhymes as it has the most beautiful vintage pictures.

Mary had a littte lamb
Ewan the Sheep Deluxe has been a go to for parents of newborns since it was released and now there's also this delightful Ewan the Dream Sheep Nightlight version. If you're looking for something for imagination play then this Mother Goose soft toy and hand knitted Humpty Dumpty ticks the boxes.

Looking for an original gift?
The Gluttonous Gardener has filled the niche for nursery rhyme trees - amazing presents for the people in your life that have everything. How about going around this Mulberry Bush or I Had A Little Nut Tree. Alternatively, what about this Lucky Sixpence? No guarantees though, obviously.

So make rhyme time extra special this week and add these treasured gifts to your Little Wishlist.