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Nursery Rhyme Teaching Resources

A variety of nursery rhymes teaching resources to help students learn different well-known nursery rhymes and complete nursery rhymes sequencing activities. This collection of educational resources includes a range of posters, sequencing cards and hands-on activities. Nursery rhymes are a fun and enjoyable way to introduce young children to language and help them develop their listening, speaking, and reading skills. Here are a few ideas for teaching nursery rhymes to children:
  1. Start by introducing just one or two nursery rhymes at a time. This will help keep the child from feeling overwhelmed and will allow them to focus on learning a few rhymes well.
  2. Use props or actions to make the rhymes more interactive and engaging for the child. For example, you could use hand puppets to act out "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" or use hand gestures to accompany the rhyme "Pat-a-Cake."
  3. Sing the nursery rhymes with the child, or play recordings of the rhymes if you don't feel confident singing.
  4. Encourage the child to join in and try to say the nursery rhymes themselves. You can start by saying the first line of the rhyme and having the child repeat it, and then gradually have them say more and more of the rhyme on their own.
  5. Have the child draw or paint pictures to go along with the nursery rhymes. This can help them to better understand the meanings of the rhymes and make the learning experience more interactive and fun.
  6. Read children's books that include nursery rhymes. This can help to reinforce the rhymes and give the child more exposure to them.
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