Imagine a world with no rhymes! There would be no fun in the childhood and school life. Rhyme is a repetition of the sounds which gives the basic joy in pre-school, home etc. Rhyme is a sound in two or more words of “Metaphorically” or in other words, we can say sentences to convey a deep meaning of in crisp words. Rhymes are considered to be most important for the child’s overall development. Some of the key developmental areas are language, social, emotional physical and cognitive development where rhyme plays a vital role.
- Language Development: – Rhymes makes easier for the kids to learn new rhyming words which sounds musical to their ears and help them to learn pitch voice and volume. This help child also to learn modulation.
- Physical Development: – When the child sing and perform the action, it helps them to have control over breath, coordination of hand, mouth and tongue control etc. It became so easy by the instrument of Rhymes.
- Cognitive Development: – Cognitive development is the construction of thought process including remembering, problem-solving and decision making from childhood to adulthood. By correlating the Rhyme with variously related action helps the child to remember the word… which help to develop the mental ability and thought process.
- Emotional Development: – Children are very emotional in their childhood. Initially, the emotions like joy, anger, sadness, and fear are seen in the children. So, while they learn various Rhyme, they also learn and understand such feelings with emotion. As they grow the sense of more complex emotion like shyness, embarrassment, shame becomes very strong.
Do you think it’s difficult!! Take it easy! While introducing Rhymes to children for the first time choose ones that are short and easier to remember with more alliteration. For example, Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Jack & Jill Went up the Hill or Humpty Dumpty Sat on the Wall are some of the rhymes easy to remember with a certain action.
Experts say that child who knows eight rhymes by heart by the time they are four years old are usually amongst the best readers and spellers in their class by the time they are about nine to ten-year-old.