5 Ways that Nursery Rhymes Can Prepare Our Kids for Life
For years, we have recognized the value of nursery rhymes, even beyond the treasure of lap-time entertainment: rhyme and rhythm can boost kids’ cognitive development; the rich language gives children vocabulary nuggets; children who know nursery rhymes become good readers. This information is not new.
But we are just beginning to see another powerful gift from nursery rhymes – in building young writers.
Using the structures from the nursery rhymes, we can show students how writers move from one point to another. It’s simple, it’s natural, and it’s fun. But these structures also acquaint students with a huge range of topics, giving them a wide variety of ways to use their words in many different situations. Click on the links below for a few examples.