About the Book; Tips and Shortcuts; Part I: Number Rhymes; 1. Five Little Mice; 2. Five Peas in a Pea Pod; 3. Five Brown Teddies; 4. Five Fat Sausages; 5. Five Cheeky Monkeys; 6. Five Blue Aliens; 7. Five Baby Elephants; Part II: Nursery Rhymes; 8. Humpty Dumpty; 9. Incy Wincy Spider; 10. Sing a Song of Sixpence; 11. Baa Baa Black Sheep; 12. The Grand Old Duke of York; 13. Polly Put the Kettle On; 14. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Wendy Bowkett has worked in early years' settings for over 30 years and ran her own private day nursery for 15 years. She is still actively engaged in working with young children: she runs creative craft clubs and works part-time at a Montessori nursery. Christine Baillie has worked in early years' settings for over 20 years. She is a mum of three and currently works for a charity supporting children and their families in a school in Wellingborough.
'There is a wealth of ideas here, all tried and tested in Early
Years settings. The activities are all really practical, yet
purposeful in their design. Throughout the book the practitioner's
voice shines through, relishing the delight the children are likely
Jim Houghton, Trustee of the Campaign for Learning, London, UK