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.
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