Traditional and contemporary songs from around the world

Enter the Singing Games for children web site


Below is the old Gryphonǡrden web site


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Visit Gryphonǡrden for children೩nging games including French, Spanish and Polish singing games, plus other pursuits.

Midi accompaniments provided.




We wove a web in childhood, A web of sunny air; We dug a spring in infancy, Of water pure and fair?Charlotte Bronte


Resources for Foundation Stage and Primary teachers and other carers



Good morning Gryphon


Gryphon੮ his garden,

A grumbly sleepy head,

Say ﯤ morning Gryphon?gently

And he젷eave a wondrous web.


He젳how you all the treasures

That a busy teacher needs.

Then he೩nging, heडncing,

Off flying through the trees.


He࣡lling for the children

To join in all his fun,

A beaky geeky gryphon

Catching moonbeams on the run.


He guards his trove with vigilance

And vigour I堢een told,

But now he଩ke to share with you,

His hoard of Gryphonǯld.


From this front page you can access;

Art Art lessons #

Literacy and drama ?/span>

Nativity tips?+ plays you may like to use

Rhymes: Snip snap crocodile

Poetry corner

Writing frames

Music and Physical Development ?/span>

O listen to midis

Introduction to singing games

Hop, skip and away we go Book 1 examples O

Hop, skip and away we go Book 3 examples O

Allons-y examples O༯span>French singing games:

Spanish Collection 1

Spanish collection 2 O Spanish singing games

Hopsa sa OࠠࠠOspan>Polish singing games

Music lessons

Science {ﳰan>

I-Spy Safari 1

I-Spy Safari 2

Science photocopy masters

Science assessments

Welcome to Gryphonǡrden


We all wish to allow children to weave their webs of 宮y air?in childhood. Gryphonǡrden is here to help teachers and other carers provide ways to do this and to nurture children෯nder of the world and their natural exuberance, creativity and musicality.


Gryphon튠 Garden could equally be named Dany쯳pan> Archives or Tried and Tested as I have developed these materials over many years of teaching 4 to 11 year olds. I have also enjoyed and adapted many traditional songs, singing games and rhymes and would like to share these for the pleasure and rewards they have given me and the children I have taught. Dany Rosevear


The resources on this site are free. Extra materials can be purchased for a nominal amount to reflect the start-up and other costs of maintaining this site and producing resources.

Books I have published and how to obtain copies


?/span>There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in?span style='mso-spacerun:yes'>?Graham Greene

詬dren at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity. Montaigne


This page created 31st Aug 2008 by Dany Rosevear

Last revised 6th February 2010; IN TRANSITION JULY 2012


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