Gangsta app: Nursery rhyme rap is hit with children

The Scottish Book Trust's Bookbug app has been a hit with kids and their parents since it launched last year.

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One year after it launched, the Scottish Book Trust’s Bookbug app full of nursery rhymes and songs has hit one million plays.

The app features rap versions of classic nursery rhyme songs by band Sprog Rock, including Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Incy Wincy Spider.

One rap has been listened to more than 37,000 times, alongside other tunes and rhymes which have been a hit with kids and parents alike.

Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust, said: “It’s fantastic that the Bookbug app has been so popular with parents, carers and early years practitioners, as demonstrated by over one million songs being played through the app since January 2019.”