Communication and Language / Literacy

Long – Term Planning

Babies

 To support learning in communication and language / literacy we would like babies to have experienced the following stories, songs and rhymes by the end of the year:

 

Stories

  • Dear Zoo
  • Noisy Farm
  • That’s not my…
  • Where’s Spot?
  • Bear Hunt
  • Walking Through The Jungle
  • Helen Oxenbury books:
  • Tickle Tickle
  • Say Goodnight
  • Clap Hands
  • All Fall Down

 

Songs / rhymes

Traditional Nursery Rhymes

  • Twinkle twinkle
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Hickory dickory dock
  • Incy wincy
  • 2 little dicky birds (change Peter / Paul to children’s names)
  • 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught  a fish…

 

Circle Song Games

  • Hokey cokey
  • Ring a ring o roses
  • Here we go round the mulberry bush
  • Up and down (scrunchie)
  • 1 little teddy bouncing up and down (lycra)

 

Action Songs

  • Hello / name songs / Makaton good morning
  • Down in the jungle
  • I’m driving in my car
  • Head shoulders knees and toes
  • Old Macdonald
  • Ms Polly / Mr Jolly
  • Sleeping bunnies
  • Row your boat
  • Wind the bobbin up
  • If you’re happy and you know it
  • There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf
  • I am the music man

 

Number Rhymes

  • 5 little kangeroos / monkeys / speckled frog / currant buns /  little ducks