Beautiful & AdorablEbroken words and sentence through which our child communicates with us is hugely because of the efforts we as parents do in order to develop our child’s communication skills and confidence. Apart from regular chit chats and talks, storytelling and singing rhymes, both are equally important as far as child’s social and mental growth are concerned. That’s why singing nursery rhymes for kids is very important.
Repetitive words in nursery rhymes are very simple and easy for us, but for our little ones, this is a whole learning process, through which they not only develop vocabulary but also develop good memory along with talking and performing skills and confidence.
Nursery rhymes for kids are as important as academic education and physical development. These rhymes are the window to see the outside world along with beautiful imaginations in their little minds and that’s why singing rhymes with our little ones should be a part of our daily routine.
So, lovely parents, let’s have a look on benefits of singing rhymes to our children…
- Listening to different words and repetition of these words develop listening and concentration skills in your child at a very early age and your little ones will learn about playing and singing together according to the rhyme with their friends as well.
- Singing rhymes stimulate and boost the thinking power and memory of your baby.
- If we sing rhymes with music, it helps our little one not only to have fun and dance but also assist our kids in the construction of wordings and sentences and their acquisition, even if the child is bilingual, even then they can learn with music about more than one language in a playful way.
- Babies and toddlers and even bigger kids are more responsive when anything is sung along with music. Rhymes with music is the best way to stimulate the ability of Reciprocal Communication skills in our little ones. Reciprocal communication skills are the very basic need to develop confidence and social interaction ability. Reciprocal Communication can be defined in simplest way as the mutual exchange of words /sentences/emotions between two or more people.
- Nursery rhymes give our little ones the opportunity to communicate and sing in certain pitch accordingly, volume and emotion about the specific word or language and hence our little one will learn the manner to talk as well.
- Nursery rhymes boost our child’s imagination and creativity. Best examples of such rhymes are “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, ” cow jumped over the moon” and ” if you are happy and you know it, clapp your hands”. I was astonished by looking at my daughter and 1 year old son, moving and wiggling on this rhyme and how they use their fingers in twinkle twinkle little start rhyme. We cant even imaging how beautiful our little one’s imaginations are about the world around them, abour sky and abour stars and moon and eveything…
- Rhymes make our children aware of different words, phonic and counting and a lot more. My daughter learns phonics more from rhymes rather than from books, because singing along with fun and interesting words always catches our baby’s attention. There are so many rhymes about phonics along with sounds. Rhymes like “five Little Ducks Went Swimming one day or you can just change to five little ducks went out one day” or Five Little Monkey Jumping On The Bed” & “1,2 Buckle My Shoe” are the most beloved rhymes for our little ones and they learn about basic counting and maths skills, like, in Five little monkeys, when 1 fell off then 4 are left, sing it like five little monkey jumping on the bed, two fell of and bump their head, three little monkeys jumping on the bed… we can change the rhymes according to our child’s choice and need.
- Nursery rhymes should be a part of our daily routine, as there are so many rhymes about everything we do, from waking up in the morning to going back to sleep, and also about cleaning and bathing ourselves like “this is the way we brush our teeth, then his is the way we comb our hair”. From these rhymes, we can easily teach our kids about personal hygiene.
- According to health experts, children who sing along rhymes along with parent’s involvement become good readers as well.
- You can engage your baby/toddler and make singing rhymes more fun by using finger puppets and sing old McDonald had a farm, five little ducks or farmer in the dell etc…, You can’t even imagine how beloved these puppets are to your little one, not only puppets, other soft toys as we… we see these as toys, but they take these toys as their friends. Introduce rhymes to your baby with a lot of smiles and face expressions accordingly. No matter how bad we are in singing but a mother’s voice is the most understandable and lovely voice for a child, that’s why listening stories/rhymes from parents and having fun with them is the best start we can give to our child.
Nursery rhymes, along with fun and play, also boost your child’s imagination. There is a beautiful world of imagination in their tiny minds and whenever we read and sing with them, they imagine whatever they listen and observe, even if the rhyme is about jumping on the bed, or swimming or playing, sleeping in the bed or fell off from the bed, bathing in the tub or brushing their hair or even having a ride to the moon…every thing is possible in their little minds..
So, lovely Parents, Nursery rhymes are a beautiful way to teach our kids about almost everything. You can also take your child to nearest library or play group, where rhyming sessions are available. Buy them board books and other colourful books about rhymes, I am sure your kids will love these books a lot as my kids do.Sing, play and laugh together, giggle and have fun together as well. Our little babies will soon grow up into an adult and will be busy in their academic and work life afterwards. These are the most precious moments to spend with our little ones and they love to spend time and play with their parents too….so have fun and enjoy, and yes, please share your ideas and nursery rhymes as well 😊.