As a school we focus on boosting communication and language in our daily lessons. We also look for ingenious ways to ‘drip-feed’ snippets of useful knowledge and continous learning opportunitities. One of the ways we are doing this is through the use of Nursery Rhymes. Nursery Rhymes are not just for babies and toddlers. They are recommended as an excellent tool to boost early language development! Hearing songs out loud helps children develop their understanding of language.
To date we have learned:
The Grand Old Duke of York,
Row, row, row your boat,
Five little Speckled Frogs,
The Wheels on the Bus.
How you can help at home:
Teach your child a familiar rhyme and try to include actions as this is a really good way for the children to retain the language in their memory.
Here is an interesting link to a website that explains the origins of many of the rhymes we know and love.