Nursery Rhymes to Sing See and Sign are free downloadable, web-based communication resources for all young children. It includes 14 favourite Nursery Rhymes. Nursery Rhymes to Sing See and Sign provide a particular focus on communication strategies known to help communication and language development in children with communication difficulties.

Difficulties may include:

  • delayed speech
  • speech that is hard to understand
  • problems with comprehension
  • difficulties with concentration and engagement

Being unable to communicate and participate impacts on a child’s overall development, well being and quality of life. The Nursery Rhymes to Sing See and Sign communication resources include:

  • a picture song board using Picture Communication Symbols
  • a Key Word Sign (previously known as Makaton) poster for each Nursery Rhyme
  • a song lyrics sheet highlighting the key signs also available for each song

How to Use Nursery Rhymes to See, Sing and Sign
Old MacDonald had a farm
Wheels on the bus
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Der Glumph
Hey Diddle Diddle
Miss Polly had a Dolly
Moo Moo Jersey Cow
Ten Fat Sausages
Five Little Ducks
B.I.N.G.O.
The Alphabet Song
Five Cheeky Monkeys
Three Blind Mice
The Turtle Song
Song Choice Cards

A CD of the Nursery Rhymes, both with and without singing, is available from hey dee ho music thanks to the Australian Institute of Music and Childhood Development. Scope also thanks The Jack Brockhoff Foundation for this initiative. The sign illustrations that appear on the Nursery Rhymes to Sing See and Sign resources cannot be copied or reassembled for the purpose of creating new publications without prior written agreement from Hands Can Talk. The picture illustrations that appear on the Nursery Rhymes to Sing See and Sign resources are Picture Communication Symbols copyright 1981-2007 by Mayer-Johnson LLC. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Used with permission. www.mayer-johnson.com.