Rhyme is Critical for Early Literacy

June 5, 2011 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Mary's LambA recent guest post on “An Amazing Child” blog does an excellent job summarizing the benefits to incorporating nursery rhymes in the regular reading material for young children.   The author references research indicating that children’s vocabularies are shrinking in the US, and the gradual disappearance of nursery rhymes in their daily lives may be to blame.

The benefits of rhymes listed by the author include:

  • auditory discrimination
  • listening skills
  • a rich range of language
  • concentration skills
  • oral storytelling / poetry skills

Read the full article

Other Resources:

Rhymers Are Readers: The Importance of Nursery Rhymes – KBYU Eleven

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