Reading Rhymes

Reading Rhymes

Rhyming is one of the earlier phonological awareness skills that young children are exposed to and master. It is so easy to incorporate rhyming throughout your day. Think about it, so many nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, and picture books make use of a rhyming pattern.

Here are some suggestions to try out:

This is a pretty easy song to sing with or without Raffi's accompanying music. As your children get older, you can challenge them to come up with their own rhymes. In the beginning they may not be totally adept at generating their own rhymes, but give it time and practice.

This is another song that doesn't require any accompanying music to sing. It has also been made into a picture book.

Five Little Monkeys is another chant and finger play you can introduce to your kids.

Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton

My Truck is Stuck by Kevin Lewis

Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman

One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen

Parts by Tedd Arnold

My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

How Big is a Pig? by Clare Beaton