When we read an illustrated version of “Jack and Jill,” we teach our preschoolers that there was life before indoor plumbing.
“Jack Jumped over a Candlestick” gives a glimpse into a world without electricity.
For six reasons that rhyming is important, check out this post.
And to find a list of five pre-reading skills you can teach through nursery rhymes, visit Pre-K Pages.
The more stories and rhymes kids hear, the larger their vocabulary.
A strong vocabulary improves listening comprehension, social conversations, writing, and more!
I remember sitting on the couch with our oldest when she was nine months old.
As she squirmed and grabbed for the pages, I lamented to my husband, “I just wish she would love listening to books!
(I recently bought a new one to read to our baby, since our old copy has been loved to pieces!
) So does that mean if you read nursery rhymes beginning from the first week of life your child will be an early talker? I read stacks of books to our oldest every day, but she didn’t utter a word until she was over 2 1/2.