Rhymes can be used to teach new vocabulary and to enhance early reading skills in lots of ways.
Each rhyme is really a miniature story that children can act out, sing or retell from memory.
The students gain confidence in retelling each story to friends, parentes or in class.
When the children act out these short rhymes they are speaking, listening and moving.
Because they are short stories it is easy to memorize, take turns and participate.
Here are some pictures of the characters from a variety of rhymes that could be used in many ways. As necklaces, finger puppets or stapled onto headbands or popsicle sticks.
So, let´s have fun and learn some nursery rhymes!
Children can manipulate these figures as they retell the rhyme.
Here is a summary of the stories.
Nursery Rhymes provide great practice with concepts in early reading.
Because the children sing and memorize these rhymes most of them are successful “reading” them.