Nursery rhymes are fun to say and to listen too. They are a good way for children to learn how the sounds in words relate to their spelling. Rhymes also give children practice with words that rhyme, like bat and hat, or rat and mat. Singing nursery rhymes with choral accompaniment is a great way for kids to identify musical rhythms while also getting valuable time on their feet.
These worksheets include 7 nursery rhymes with both writing and coloring sections. They can be used in classrooms and at home to practice reading. Nursery rhymes are timeless in education but there is so much more you can do with them. We will explore some of these ways below.
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Nursery rhymes are also great ways for teachers to reinforce children’s vocabulary and spelling. With a little bit of planning, you can use the words in nursery rhymes to teach children longer-term concepts while also developing listening skills and other vital elements of early reading skills.
Nursery rhymes are fun and can help you build strong spelling, reading, comprehension and critical thinking skills in your classroom.
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Ideas To Use Nursery Rhymes in The Classroom.
- Sing it! The younger children will love as the more sophisticated their understanding gets, the more difficult it becomes. The older ones will have a blast.
- Use them as prompts for writing. For example, if you sing Old Mcdonald had a farm the kids can write about the farm and then tell you all about it.
- Singing, acting and reading are great skills to learn in the classroom. Using nursery rhymes is a fun way for the children to practice these skills together. These skills help students with reading, writing, comprehension and storytelling.
- Take them on walks in the neighborhood and point out things using rhyming words to help children see how rhymes are used in their real-life environment.
- If you have time, use one rhyme and make a complete book with your class that has pictures they draw or color along with text they write within that rhyme.
- If you work with phonics, make a rhyming chart and have the children use it to recall words
- Have the children write new nursery rhymes that fit the theme of what they are doing.
- To add to your nursery rhymes, you can use the characters of nursery rhymes like a flashcard. The children can learn the rhyme while listening to the story.
- The children can also make their own story using the characters from nursery rhymes. They could also write another verse or finish the rhyme a different way.