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How You Can Teach Nursery Rhymes To Children

Date Added: October 12, 2017 03:13:53 AM
Author: Lieselotte Jaffe
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How to Teach Nursery Rhymes to Children Nursery Rhymes are a great way to show phonemic awareness. The rhyming, alliteration, and obvious tempo they provide help much children understand the procedure for reading. Nursery rhymes will also be great tools for teaching word parts like syllables and blends.They are very useful and you will find plenty of ways to use these questions preschool. Here are 6 great ways of teach nursery rhymes in preschool. Use Funny Voices Say the rhyme one time or many times, but use a different voice each time. Say it in a robot voice, British accent, Texas twang, Opera voice, scary witch voice, baby voice, monster voice, tiny mouse voice, or pirate voice. You may also have students do actions while they are reading. Ask them to pretend to throw a ball, do lunges, do a hula dance, act like an animal, or clap the syllables as they say the words. It's best when the children curently have the nursery rhyme memorized when they do that, but you can also make use of this technique to teach the rhyme. Tap the Rhythm Tap the rhythm as students chant it the rhyme. You can Finger Family tap the rhythm using rhythm sticks or students can clap the rhythm, pat their legs to the rhythm, or march to the rhythm. This process will help with fluency as students discover reading includes a natural rhythm into it. Feeling a stable beat while repeating the language may also help students with memorization. Find Rhyming Words Have students search for rhyming words. Point out if the rhyming words are spelled in a similar way or not. Have students consider other words that rhyme with those words. When the students are older, you could have them constitute another line or two that end with a new word that rhymes. Find Words that Begin with the Same Letter Have students look for words that begin with a certain letter. If alliteration is used, point out the way the same letter sound over and over helps you to make a point. If students are older, have them look for words that start with a specific blend. Ask them to consider short that begin with that letter or blend. Substitute New Words Substitute new words into nursery rhymes and change short if necessary to make it rhyme. For example: In Hey Diddle Diddle, ask students to think of another instrument they enjoy. If a drum is recommended, the new rhyme with the word "drum" could go "Hey diddle dum the cat and the drum." You can also substitute students' names in rhymes that have a name. For instance: Kayla be nimble, Kayla stop wasting time, Kayla hop over the candlestick. This makes the rhymes more personal to students.
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