ERIC Number: ED442117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
The Importance of Nursery Rhymes.
This paper examines the benefit of nursery rhymes in literacy acquisition. It begins by discussing the history and attribution of various rhymes and the linkage of nursery rhymes with Mother Goose. It then suggests literacy advantages of children who know nursery rhymes over children who do not, which include the abilities to: (1) learn the intonation patterns of a language; (2) learn new words and concepts; (3) understand the basis of learning to read and write; and (4) appreciate poetry. The paper concludes that exploring rhymes in games, poetry and songs are enjoyable ways to provide knowledge and skills that can later help children become successful readers and writers. (Contains 16 references.) (EF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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