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Reasons Why Nursery Rhymes Should Be Taught in School
Nursery rhymes are an important part of a child’s initial stage of language development. It lays the foundation for oral communication in day to day life. Schools around the world concentrate on developing a wholesome curriculum and teaching approach for children in their initial stages of education.
The initial stages of learning should be enjoyed by each and every child attending nursery schools. Children should not start hating the very thought of going to school.
Nursery Rhymes play a vital role in this area.
Nursery Rhymes and Pronounciation
Hickory Dickory Dock,
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory Dickory Dock.
For example -
give – the “ve” sound is made by biting the lower lip.
mouse – this sound starts with lips closed together followed by opening the mouth.
ran - for the “r” sound the tongue touches the front palate.
the – this sounds starts off with the tongue touching the front palate.
It should be noted here, that pronunciation is picked up by children as they keep repeating the rhymes again and again. The children are not aware of the fact that they are learning how to say the words in the proper manner and having so much fun just saying the rhymes.
Advantages of Teaching Nursery Rhymes
Teachers can make learning nursery rhymes great fun. Some rhymes are taught in the form of songs. Learning rhymes are made even more fun by teaching actions to go along with the rhymes.
Nowadays rhymes are available on CD. Children can see the animated rhymes on the screen. Each rhyme has many different words.
When a child sees an animated picture and the word together, the child can easily remember and recollect.
Some nursery rhymes involve conversations. Children learn how to converse when they listen to rhymes that include conversations. Children learn about numbers, colors, names of things, through nursery rhymes.
Nursery rhymes help children to take flight into a world of words and pictures and steers them towards the path of creativity and enriches their imagination.