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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), rhyming and poetry are important ways parents can promote early brain development and boost vocabulary in their young children. Many books written for babies and toddlers use similar sounds and speech patterns that help them learn new words. But rhymes are also learned directly from parents and caregivers, and then passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation.
The AAP recommends that parents share rhymes with their children—either by reciting memorized nursery rhymes or reading books in rhyme—and work in some fun and snuggling, too. By playing simple games, like clapping to the rhythm in a poem or rhyming words to the names of everyday objects, parents can encourage creative thinking in their children and create wonderful memories that can be passed down to future generations.
- This article by PBS Parents offers ideas and information about the history of rhyming to help children learn.
- We’re focusing on the arts again this week! This Too Small to Fail infographic and blog post offers ideas for parents on how to bring rhyming and other artistic activities into your lives.
- This FREE rhyme booklet from the Perry Public Library will help parents and their children get their rhyming on!
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||Read Dog Wants to Play - Dog wants to play. When? Today!But no one will play with Dog. Not the chick or the lamb, the calf or the pig. Poor Dog! Isn't there one playmate who will play with Dog all day long? With its structure of rhyme and repetition, this is the perfect book to prepare children for reading, and Jeff Mack's exuberant and funny pictures will keep them turning the pages to enjoy the fun. Try these activities at home:
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