Nursery rhymes help children develop their communication and language skills from an early age. They help in enhancing pre-literacy skills of your child and lay the foundation for early education. Children enjoy singing and listening to rhymes full of rhythm, rhyming and repetition.
Here are some of the reasons why nursery rhymes are important for your child:
For Development of Hearing Ability
Nursery rhymes help in ear development in children by helping them attentively hear sound and syllables in the words. It eventually helps in improving their natural capability to read.
For Promoting Love for Books
Children love the rhythmic nursery rhymes. Making them learn and sing these rhymes, and telling them bedtime stories will foster their love to read more stories and books.
For Better Social and Communication Skills
Children love to recite their favorite rhymes and the fun is doubled when they recite it with their friends in the classroom or during playtime. Children who do not quite get along will also come together for an interesting story or nursery rhymes.
For Improved Creativity
Rhymes with actions or pictures or videos illustrate the meaning easily to the growing minds of children. It helps in improving their imagination abilities and creativity.
For Better Vocabulary
Listening to different rhymes and stories on a routine basis will add more and more words to the vocabulary of children. It will help them in listening comprehension as well as improve their speaking and writing skills.
For Motor Skills Development and Coordination
Rhymes with action involve hands, fingers, legs, feet as well as facial coordination. It’s more like basic dance steps. It greatly helps in the development of kids’ muscle strength and improves their body and mind co-ordination.
Nursery rhymes are not only for fun; they lay the foundation for early learning and promote social and communication skills of your child.
Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and Child Care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.