Why Nursery Rhymes5633721
Young mothers who sit home with their new infants often wonder what they will do to stimulate their child. From day one it is important that infants are spoken to. This will assist the child learn language and the sound of the mother and father's voice. Nursery rhymes or Mother Goose rhymes are a wonderful way to interact with your infant and also a fun way for them to start learning language abilities.
Mother Goose rhymes can be said or sung. They should be repeated daily so your child will learn to recognize the rhymes and/or the melodies. Over time, even very young children will keep in mind the rhymes and get used to the repertoire they know.
Mother Goose rhymes can also be exaggerated in particular spots to add humor or anticipation to the rhyme. Songs or action rhymes can be incorporated to produce some play acting. This can act as a tactile element to the learning process.
If you are unfamiliar with Mother Goose or Nursery Rhymes, a great location to begin is with a book. Try Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose which is attractively illustrated and consists of over 200 rhymes both known and not-so-recognized. You can sit your child on your lap and read some of the rhymes as your small one looks at the pictures.
Another way to turn out to be familiar with Mother Goose rhymes is to enroll your child in a plan at the local public library. Many libraries have a "Mother Goose Time" designed for kids ages 1 - 2 and their caregivers. Various libraries will call it something different such as "lap sit," but the idea is the exact same. In addition, some libraries provide the plan for babies younger than 1. Verify your local branch.
If you are a new mother or a grandmother with care of a grandchild, you might want to believe about getting a library card, if you don't already have one. In addition to applications, the library also has CDs you can borrow that have songs for kids. Nursery rhymes set to music are a good way to go.
As a school librarian at an elementary school, I am often surprised how many Kindergarten students start school not understanding any Mother Goose rhymes. To compensate, I frequently start Kindergarten library class with Mother Goose. They love the rhymes and memorize them rapidly. One of the first things students are taught to recognize by their classroom teachers is a rhyming text. Rhyming also has a calming influence on young kids.
Another massive benefit of teaching nursery rhymes with young kids is that it teaches them the rhythm of the language they will use later on when they start reading. For Kindergarten students, later will translate into the current school year. In many schools,Kindergarten is the time when students begin reading "sight words" and reading simple sentences.