Why Nursery Rhymes are Important?
As a child, we had been exposed to different nursery rhymes we learned from school or home. The nursery rhymes you had learned might be very old but are still heard today. As time goes by, nursery rhymes have been printed in larger books with more colorful illustrations.
I bet you can still recite or sing the songs you learned ever since you have started to talk. This serves as a significant purpose in a child’s reading development. Now, let us learn the importance of learning nursery rhymes to kids.
It is a great tool to enhance language development.
It is important that children at an early age learn to sing or speak a nursery rhyme to help them learn vocabularies and verbalize full sentences as well. A child learning a nursery rhyme will basically learn the structures and language patterns of English. When they learn the rhythm of language, they may also develop a sense of poetry. Children will have to read and repeatedly hear a sentence or the language before they can actually understand the statement. It will be great if the child will read or recite a nursery loudly so that he or she will be exposed to the rhythm, and the correct way of reading or pronouncing each word of the sentence.
Learning nursery rhymes develop the child’s vocabulary.
Singing or reading nursery rhymes is great in enhancing a child’s vocabulary. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, for example, has complex words like twinkle and wonder. These are example of words that will be heard by the children which are not usually used on a daily basis. Exposing the child to new vocabularies and concepts would help the child to enhance its ability to read well.
Learning nursery rhymes can enhance cognitive development of children.
Singing nursery rhymes helps to enhance the child’s ability to memorize and recall information. Singing and learning the nursery rhymes repeatedly can also enhance the child’s ability to practice with the event sequencing. Most of the nursery rhymes have beginning, middle and ending. The child will enhance its ability to verbalize the story in a right sequence. It would be greater if the child tells the story in sequence even if he or she does not use the exact words written in the book.
If you have a child at home, it would be better if you purchase a book of nursery rhymes that you may teach your child. How fun and funny it would be to be teaching your child nursery rhymes at home. You can teach the nursery rhymes through a chant or songs anywhere and anytime in your own home. You just have to give your child time to practice what you teach.