Nursery rhymes have enormous educational value

Songs and rhymes for young children have been passed down for generations. They are fun, children love them, and they provide a warm, nurturing experience between parent and child.

Nursery rhymes aren’t only fun; they have enormous educational value. When children hear nursery rhymes, they hear the sounds vowels and consonants make. They learn how to put these sounds together to make words. They also practice pitch, volume, voice inflection as well as the rhythm of language.

In nursery rhymes, children also hear new words that they would not necessarily hear in everyday language.

Here are a few examples to get you started:

  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Jack and Jill went up the hill
  • Little Jack Horner
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Incy, Wincy Spider
  • Old Macdonald had a farm
Carianne Vermeulen