This Old Man, Hush Little Baby, and Hickory Dickory Dock are just a few of the nursery rhymes that you most likely remember from your childhood. They have lasting power. Not only have they been shared for generations, they serve a very important purpose in literacy development. Rhyming helps to develop phonological awareness which a key predictor of future reading success. Use this list of rhyming games and activities to take your child’s rhyming skills up a notch.
What is a rhyme? Rhyme– a word that corresponds with another in it’s terminal (ending) sound (example: hug/rug)
All of these rhyming games and activities are focused on kids hearing and orally identifying and generating rhyming words. The purpose is to develop phonological awareness. These skills can later be applied to reading words and spelling.
At what age should you use these games and activities? Some of these activities can be used with toddlers. All of them are perfect for preschoolers through grade 1.
Let’s get rhyming.
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Rhyming Songs/Chants with Activities
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