Context of Children’s Rhymes

Context of Children’s Rhymes

Children rhymes go a long way in early childhood development. From simple things, such as introducing your child to new vocabulary words to teaching the sophisticated literary devices. Children rhymes such as “Pop goes the weasel” and “Humpy Dumpty” even allow your children to understand plot and a set of events that will help them learn how to read and understand books later in life. Listed below are 4 different ways in which children rhymes help with early development for your child.

  1. Nursery rhymes are great for expanding their imaginations. Nursery rhymes bring them into different worlds where Eggs sit on walls, and cows that jump over moons. These rhymes in a few sentences create different worlds that your child imagines in their head, which can help develop visualization skills.
  2. They help improve your child’s vocabulary and often help set up your child’s first sentences. Nursery rhymes allow children to understand full sentences. Through repetition they are soon able to understand what the sentence and words mean, especially if the nursery rhyme has pictures. They remember these words and sentence structures and usually help children develop their first sentences.
  3. Nursery Rhymes teach your children literary devices. Mostly children rhymes focus on alliteration and personification. For example, “Goosey, Goosey, Gander” the use of three words that start with G is a great use of alliteration, while in Hey Diddle Diddle, “the dish ran away with the spoon” uses personification, as clearly dishes and spoons are not physically capable of running away.
  4. Nursery Rhymes create a great social interaction with other children. Most schools and daycares to go over nursery rhymes in the classroom. When children participate in saying the rhymes and acting out the actions of the rhymes they feel included in a social circle. Repeating the famous rhyme five little monkeys jumping on the bed then followed with the action of jumping around with other kids allows them to feel part of a group.

These reasons above are hidden under the surface of these beloved children rhymes but are one of the main reasons why children rhymes are considered so beneficial in early childhood development.

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