Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nursery Rhymes: Having Fun With Rhyme and Rhythm


A wonderful way that children learn about rhyme and rhythm is by revisiting nursery rhymes. Nursery rhymes are something that the students are familiar with and when the rhymes are put to music and dance, it adds a special twist to the morning Skills Block. Nursery rhymes have wonderful vocabulary and a storyline that children love to listen to. Rhythm and rhyme are also important elements in emergent readers. These rhymes emphasize phonological awareness, beginning comprehension skills, and shared reading. We started last week with "Humpty Dumpty." At the end of the week, students were invited to make their own Humpty creation. The art projects will be made into a book so the children will have their own nursery rhyme book. The CD that we use everyday and that the children love to sing and dance to is by Jack Hartmann and it's called, "Rhymin' to the Beat." Our study of Nursery Rhymes wouldn't be the same with it!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

No wonder Joey is singing his nursery rhymes in the car over and over. We might have to purchase that CD so we can listen at home too! -Karen

Anonymous said...

Andrew is having a great time,
with all the rhyme.
His singing is 'music' to my ears.
These memories I'll treasure for years.

Melanie Holtsman said...

My kids are LOVING the nursery rhymes. I think we need the CD too!

Anonymous said...

Bennett shared with us the motions to "Humpty Dumpty". What a treat!

The Griffin Family

rossignold said...

I am loving the songs of Benjamin Bunny, the ABC song and Apple Annie. We also enjoy the performances of Hickory Dickory Dock and Humpty Dumpty. We are ready for American Idol Nursery Rhymes.

Gina said...

Carson's favorite time is singing/saying the nursery rhymes. He is learning so much already!!!

Gina said...

Carson's favorite time is singing/saying the nursery rhymes. He is learning so much already!!!

Gina said...

Carson's loves singing/saying the Nursery Rhymes!!! He is having so much fun. :))