Why do children like rhymes and rhyming stories?

The most enjoyable and occupying task of the playschool or nursery is singing and dancing with rhymes. Rhymes don’t need any props to set a scene; they depend on the sound of the voice reciting the language to stimulate play. Some may be accompanied by physical actions, which help to understand and memorize the rhyme. Nursery rhymes are fun, children love them. Rhymes are child-friendly means of introducing children to the wonder of narratives and the imaginative potential that the stories found in books can offer. Songs and rhymes for young children have been passed down for generations. Illustrating Rhyming books is an altogether a different topic to be discussed.

“Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight.” [Fox, M. (2001). Reading Magic. San Diego, CA: Harcourt.]

Children love to act out the rhymes as they say them, dramatizing the actions of the characters with their whole bodies or using their hands and fingers. When children are encouraged by an adult to display their creativity in an atmosphere that is free of criticism, and due to which their self strengthened and confidence get increased, which can also help shy children to loosen out and mix up with the peers.

When children recite rhymes and sing songs, they learn new words and learn how to pronounce them along with the modulation of their voices. While rhyming they can also practice pitch and volume. They learn to pronounce words easily by saying them over and over again and by practicing them without effort or the pressures of criticism.

Rhyming children books allow children to enjoy their studies with lots of fun and that as well without having any pressure of criticism. If you know about any good rhyming book for children, please write about it here along with your views how you remember rhyming from your school days and how it effects the children.

Sherrill S Cannon’s all books are rhyming stories and have all won several awards. The latest award received by Sherrill is the Manner-Man and have won the Global eBooks Silver Medal. All books written by Sherrill are illustrated by Kalpart.

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    2. I am currently finnshiig up my BA in Child Development and Family Studies and thus far I have only work with children from 2 weeks to adolescent while helping support their families. The Physician that I would want to work under is an Obstetrics (OB) because they are in direct contact with pregnant women and their children during pregnancy. I would choose this particular specialty for a variety of reason such as having the opportunity to see individuals become parent for the first time, seeing how much love is surrounded in the process, being there to help the mothers while there in a vulnerable state. One of my main reasons is because I think that the whole birthing process is fascinating and to be able to be a part of family’s lives while going through this process, I imagine to be extremely rewarding.A of physician specialty that I would least want to work with would be a psychiatrist. Although I believe that psychiatrist do some spectacular work and help a lot of people through difficult situations I personally believe that this job would be to emotionally draining and overwhelming for me. This makes me question whether or not I would be able to handle it. When I set out to do a job my goal is to do the best that I can and I don’t feel that I could successfully do this job to the best of my ability.

  1. We’re aiming at 3-8 year olds, and our first goal is to have them eaisthpme with the characters who sing the songs. The rest is secondary. These are simply songs that address children’s issues, and which happen to have Shakespeare as their source.Wow, I’ve only been on Twitter for a few days, and it’s working well for me! MT stands for “Modified Tweet.”

    1. I couldn’t agree more about getrcirias. I miss sitting with some of the elderly individuals I used to help and they would tell me stories for hours about the things that they witness when they were younger, and the lives that they lived up to the point that they needed care. I have always felt that the elderly know how to live their lives better than anyone, and they for sure never take it for granted! Sometimes the people taking care of them are not good people though, and it always breaks my heart to see someone talking badly to an elderly man or woman.I like how you made a switch from little tiny babies that have no real experience with life, to elderly men and women who have lived life to its fullest and still have more life to share with others. Such opposites!

    1. This sounds wonrudfel. And just right for a Grandma who used to be an English teacher. What age group are you aiming for?Found you on Twitter. What does MT stand for?

    1. Wow, I think you will be a great OB. It seems like you have a real love for children, fmliaies, and people in general. Sad to say that those qualities are rare traits in todays world. I believe not just anyone should be in just any job because you could be in a job that you hate and end up making everyone who comes in contact with you at work miserable. You have the joy and care to be great at your job and effect those you will be working around not only by your knowledge , but by your love for what you do.

    1. CD/Coloring Book Set here. The Creativity Institute has offered this same set to the winenr. You cana0read ShyBabies review of What Children Need to Learn to Read here. Learner’s Lane has offered to give the winenr a copy of the book and the CD with the music

      1. Great rhyme tip. It is wonderful when you read a book for the first time and your 3, 5 or 7 year old can fiinsh the last word of the new sentence. It is also wonderful when your kids memorize the story and tell it or read it to you. The results of reading to your kids is so rewarding.We sure have enjoyed both the stories and pictures of your Bear books. We just brought home your Bears Feels Sick and it is great. Thanks for making reading so much fun.

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    2. The type of physician I would like to work for is a Pediatrician. Pediatrician’s siacpelty is to work with children. I have been working with children for a long time mainly because I work at a daycare facility. I’ve got to a point where I feel like I can handle anything that will come my way with them. It would also leave me feeling good at the end of the day to know that I have helped in some way to make a child feel better.The type of physician I would not care to work for is a Epidemiologist. Epidemiologist’s specialize in epidemics caused by infections agents and also work with sexually transmitted diseases. I feel if I were to work in this type of siacpelty I would be putting my self at risk of exposure to these infectious agents. Also I would be focusing a lot of my time on trying to not get infected instead of having a steady mind on what I was actually supposed to be doing.

    1. I have not really chsoen what kind of specialists I would like to work under, but I do believe that it would be fun to work in a Psychiatrist’s office. I originally was going for my B.A. in Psychology, but switched. There are so many to choose from that sound absolutely interesting. Such as working under an Internist or going simple and working under a Family practitioner. Even Gerontologist sounds like fun. I love the “aging population” and they have stories and much to teach.For the moment I am going to take this degree one step at a time and try to find the place that fits me best.

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    1. I really like the sictiimlpy of this approach to songwriting, Liz. The children are clearly the creators and only need simple prompts for rhyming to find they have become writers on a song. The group process builds community and confidence everyone is a winner! Katharine’s song is a perfect way to get the brain and body recharged in an easy-to-learn and free-form movement song. Great post!

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