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Bugs Go Wild - Nonsense Songs Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen
Michael Rosen shows once again why he's known for being able to tune into exactly the kind of humour that makes children fall about with laughter.
Nonsense Songs are songs from the playground and from folk traditions, along with pop songs and ditties that have been given the hilarious Rosen treatment, accompanied by musical mayhem and brought to life with animation.
Children will love this delightfully animated nursery song Sonsense Nongs. These traditional songs have proven the test of time being enjoyed by children for centuries.
Singing nursery rhymes enhances vocabulary and language development. Nursery rhymes accelerate phonemic awareness improving children’s word comprehension, reading and writing skills. Also, nursery rhymes with actions teach children basic skill, boosts memory, listening skills and following directions. This song is great for brain breaks, morning meeting, indoor recess and literacy awareness. This children’s action song is perfect for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and lower elementary age kids. Your children will giggle with joy as they participate in this super simple, easy to learn, nursery rhyme song that makes learning long vowel sounds fun and exciting.
Who is Michael Rosen?
Prolific children's writer, Michael Rosen, was born in Middlesex in 1946 and studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University.
His first work was a play, Backbone (1968), performed at the Royal Court Theatre while he was still a student. He also wrote poetry and journalism for the student newspaper and magazine during his time at Oxford.
From 1969-1972, he was a trainee at the BBC, working in radio drama, and on Play School and Schools Television. He then spent three years at the National Film School, publishing his first book of poetry, Mind Your Own Business, in 1974. This book was not originally written for children, but appeared on Deutsch's children's list, and from that point on, his career was set. Since 1976, he has been writing, performing, teaching, and appearing on radio and television. He also writes regularly for The Guardian.
His books include fiction and picture books for children, including the recent Michael Rosen's Sad Book (2004); Totally Wonderful Miss Plumberry (2006); and Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Gravy (2006). His picture book, We're Going On a Bear Hunt (1989), won multiple awards. His poetry books include Quick Let's Get Out of Here (1983); You Wait Till I'm Older Than You (1996); Lunch Boxes Don't Fly (1999); Uncle Billy Being Silly (2001); and No Breathing in Class (2003) - all of which are based on his own childhood.
Michael Rosen's work for radio and television includes writing and presenting for BBC Radio 3 and 4 and for the BBC World Service, including the Treasure Islands, Best Words, Meridian Books and Word of Mouth programmes. He won a Sony Radio Gold Award for his series On Saying Goodbye. He has written and presented many single radio documentaries including profiles of the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Joan Littlewood, Bertolt Brecht, Maurice Sendak, Le Corbusier and 'Dr. Seuss' (Theodore Geisel) along with documentaries on the Second World War German youth movement, the Edelweisspiraten, the fantasy writers of Oxford University, Robert Browning's 'Pied Piper', the unpublished poetry of Ogden Nash, and series on innovative children's books and sculptors' materials. He created the children's television series, Black and White and Read all Over and Everybody Here for Channel 4, and the Channel 5 documentary on the Seven Stories Museum of Children's Literature in Newcastle, and has presented several series for educational television, such as Rosen's Poetry Attic and Reading Aloud.
Michael Rosen was one of the first poets to visit schools and is committed to the teaching of writing and the reading of literature in schools. He won the 1997 Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to children's literature, and received an honorary doctorate in 2005 from the Open University and another from Exeter University in 2007. He has a BA, MA and a Ph.D. for a doctorate completed in 1997 and is a visiting professor at London Metropolitan University and Middlesex University. He teaches at Birkbeck, University of London. He is a fellow of the English Association and the Royal Society of Literature. He was appointed the Children's Laureate for 2007-2009.
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