Nursery rhymes have always been an integral part of our lives and they are an indispensable part of our childhood memories. Whenever I think about my childhood, the first memory that pops up in my mind is, “Twinkle, twinkle little star.” Nursery rhymes are a great way to introduce your children to new vocabulary, make them learn and have fun at the same time. With the evolution of technology we now have many online channels and apps which have innovated the age-old rhymes them into a completely new format which look more enticing and eye-catching.
Coming to the importance of these rhymes is that they help in developing learning skills, make them learn non-verbal communication and most importantly help in increasing the bond between parent and child. Sing to your child. A child loves nothing more than the sound of their parents’ voice. Don’t worry about being the best singer. 😉
It is not only fun for kids but also while listening to rhyming songs and poems children create a mental picture, expanding the imagination.They love changes in variation and vocal tone. This keeps it exciting for them and helps them to learn about the natural sounds of a language. If you forget the words, make up your own variations. What’s most important is the time you and your child spend singing together. Giving children a sense of joy and excitement about language will naturally help to boost their desire to read and write. In later stages, it can help children understand that words that share common sounds often share common letters.
I am a new mom and just like most of you I keep on finding new ways to make my son happy and make him learn new things. Creativity has no end and I too came across this side of mine while I was sitting with my son and enjoying the cool breeze, hope you all will also find it good and will include it as a part of the nursery rhyme for your little one:
The Wind is blowing
Birds are singing