Why Humpty Dumpty Matters! | Musical Play

Don't forget Humpty Dumpty! This simple little rhyme continues to be a favourite for good reason. Here's why.



Humpty Dumpty: In terms of complexity – try clapping it. Do you hear the skipping rhythm? And then how 3 notes fit into each beat (called triplets)?


These patterns underpin challenging phrases and even children’s movement, with a clear “Stop” at the end – providing predictability after a difficult sequence. As children practise this, it becomes easier to translate these rhythms into other areas of development such as language and gross motor.


For children struggling with skipping or galloping movements, this is a key nursery rhyme to include.


Keep an eye out as we share more nursery rhymes and why they may or may not matter!

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