Teaching Nursery Rhymes to Children
Nursery rhymes are a good way to use your imagination along with a wonderful method to teach your child how you can read, listen, and speak. Nursery rhyme activities are wonderful in teaching children at a party or in the classroom. Here are a few great tips for teaching nursery rhymes:
Glow at nighttime stars can be used to light up a dark room for Hey Diddle, Diddle. You can create a cow jumping over the moon so when the lights venture out, everyone is going to be reminded of the nursery rhyme. The glow in the dark stars are a great way to create the mood for nighttime when you are reading other nursery rhymes for your child.
Most kids will be acquainted with nursery rhymes, but for those that shouldn't you be should start with a nice introduction. When you're introducing nursery rhymes, begin by reading the nursery rhymes to the children first so they can understand them. Use props or show pictures of different animals and characters within the nursery rhyme.
A great way to teach children about word families would be to create picture dictionaries. The majority of the nursery rhymes contain common word families. These nursery rhymes are great for teaching letter combinations. Have your kids or students sound out different letter combinations after they have memorized them.
Scavenger hunts are excellent ways to help children learn verbal and reading skills. In the scavenger hunt, you should inquire for example, "how many bags of wool did Baa Baa Black Sheep have?" or "What did the dish do in Hey Diddle Diddle?" Have each child search for various things that pertain to the nursery rhyme they have been assigned.
Drawing is a superb activity for many children. Have children draw pictures of their most favorite nursery rhyme. The drawings may include additional such things as finger puppets or characters for flannel board stories.
A simple nursery rhyme to teach is "Itsy, bitsy Spider". You can use finger motions while you read the nursery rhyme to your child. The advantage of finger motions is that your child can easily detect them and will also be in a position to repeat all of them with you the next time you read the nursery rhyme.
For that nursery rhyme, Hickory Dickory Dock, you may make an easy cardboard clock with moveable hands that children can certainly move because they are understanding how to tell time. Since the time changes in each verse from the nursery rhyme, you can have your son or daughter learn how to change time and read time. This can be a simple way to teach nursery rhymes for your child because they learn how to read and other memorization skills.
An excellent nursery rhyme activity would be to create Jack and the Beanstalk. You'll need paper, glue, glitters and markers. Have each child draw their own leaf and hang up the leaves from the beanstalk. The beanstalk can be created from paper sacks or rolling towels together. If you have an empty wall, put the beanstalk near the wall so you can put a cloud around the ceiling to make it seem as if the beanstalk goes up to the cloud