Importance of Nursery Rhymes
You might have still remembered the first nursery rhymes you learned as a child. Nursery rhymes are old but are still present today. As time goes by, nursery rhymes have been printed in larger books with more colorful illustrations.
After many years of existence, I bet you can still remember to recite the nursery rhymes you had learned ever since you are a baby. This serves as a significant purpose in a child’s reading development. What is the importance of sharing the nursery rhymes and old tales?
It is a great tool to enhance language development.
It is important that children at an early age learn to sing or speak a nursery rhyme to help them learn vocabularies and verbalize full sentences as well. A child learning a nursery rhyme will basically learn the structures and language patterns of English. They often develop a poetry appreciation once they learn on the rhythm of language. A child should have to hear the language many times before they can actually understand its meaning. One way of exposing the children to rhythm and to the language and sounds of each word, a child should learn to read or recite the nursery rhyme loudly.
Learning nursery rhyme enhances vocabulary development.
Singing or reading nursery rhymes can be a great help in enhancing the child’s vocabulary. For example, the words twinkle and wonder are complex words in a nursery song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. These are the words that are not usually heard in a normal conversation but still learned. Exposing the child to new words and concepts greatly affects the child’s ability to read well.
Learning nursery rhymes helps to develop cognitive function of a child.
Singing nursery rhymes is a great way to enhance a child’s ability to recall or memorize information. Learning nursery rhymes can help the child enhance his ability to sequence events. Most of the nursery rhymes have beginning, middle and ending. It develops the child’s ability to retell the story in a sequential manner. It would be greater if the child tells the story in sequence even if he or she does not use the exact words written in the book.
If you do not have books containing nursery rhymes to teach your child, it is better if you purchase one. It would be so much fun if you read nursery rhymes and learn it together with your child. You can teach your child nursery rhymes whenever you are together and it is very convenient and effortless. Give your child a time to practice and he or she can read and talk in no time.