Why Teach Your Child Nursery Rhymes?2714289
You want your child to be a good talker, right?
Before a child can be an excellent talker, they need to be in a position to remember sounds, words, phrases and sentences. Nursery Rhymes are a fabulous and fun way to assist your child develop these skills.
Sing or say some of these rhymes to your infant every day. From the time he is fairly small, he will show that he recognises and enjoys the familiar patterns of sound and rhythm. Add easy actions that he will learn to anticipate.
As he grows, repeat the exact same nursery rhymes many times and continue to add new ones to the repertoire. Recorded versions can be useful to assist develop memory for words and tunes, but most recorded songs and rhymes are a lot as well fast for young children creating their auditory memory and language abilities. So, as often as feasible, sing or say them yourself.
Sing and say the Nursery Rhymes slowly, exaggerating the rhyme and rhythm, with actions exactly where possible. Make the words clear and, when your baby is old sufficient, encourage him to join in or fill in some of the words. Have lots of fun interacting with your infant with these rhymes and songs, as this sharing will be a crucial link in their speech and language development.
Research into language development has shown the crucial importance of assisting your baby to develop great listening and remembering skills.
As a Speech Pathologist I see many children who have not developed great auditory processing abilities (the capability to make sense of sound) and auditory memory abilities (remembering precise sounds and words and sentences). This might be for a variety of factors, such as intermittent hearing loss.
These children find it hard to follow instructions. They often don't seem to remember what they are told. Occasionally they have difficulty speaking clearly. Their grammar may be incorrect or they may have difficulty speaking in complex sentences. Then they can find that telling nicely-structured stories is too hard. Obtaining their message across to individuals who don't know them well can be difficult.
Invariably I find that they cannot tell me Nursery Rhymes, or when they do the words are a bit 'fudged'. It is essential for them to get the words right, and in the right order.
Kids require endless opportunities to practise language with you. They require to hear lots of words and sentences and they require to hear the exact same ones repeated many occasions.
They also need to comprehend rhyme, so that they can sort and shop words in their brain and to manipulate sounds in a way that will help them to learn to read later. Of course, Nursery Rhymes are full of rhymes and plays on words, as well as a great variety of vocabulary and endless variations of sentence structure. And toddlers love the silliness.