Playing with language is a pretty awesome way to spend some quality time together with your little one. Rhyming is important because it shows children how language works. Rhymes help children experience the rhythm of language and notice and work with the sounds within words. When children are familiar with a nursery rhyme, they learn to anticipate the rhyming word. This prepares them to make predictions when they read – another important reading skill.
My daughter, Sophie, offered to make this felt set to the simple, but endlessly fun children’s chant:
Little mouse, little mouse,
come out to play.
What colour house
are you in today?
Soft and beautiful! Storytime will be great! Thank you, Sophie!!