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Why do we teach children nursery rhymes?
Last Updated: 30th April, 2020
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Regarding this, what are the benefits of teaching nursery rhymes?
Nursery rhymes are important for language acquisition and help with speech development. They help children develop auditory skills such as discriminating between sounds and developing the ear for the music of words.
One may also ask, why is rhyming important? Rhyme is important to emergent literacy and learning to read because it teaches children about the language. Rhyming helps children learn about word families such as let, met, pet, wet, and get. Rhyming also teaches children the sound of the language. This awareness leads to reading and writing success.
Beside this, what is the importance of nursery rhymes and songs in learning language?
Children love rhyme, rhythm and repetition. These three things found in songs and rhymes can naturally help to boost a child's language and literacy skills. Children's language skills are developing long before they're able to verbalise actual words. Babies and children are paying attention to adults as they speak.
What age are nursery rhymes for?
Research has found that when a child knows eight or more nursery rhymes by heart, at the age of 4, that they are usually one of the best at reading and spelling in their class by the age of 8!