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ERIC Number: EJ760246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Nursery Rhymes: Foundation for Learning
Kenney, Susan
General Music Today, v19 n1 p28-31 Fall 2005
The article considers nursery rhymes as the foundation for learning. It is said that nursery rhymes carry all the parts of language that lead to speaking and reading. Because rhymes are short, they are easy for children to repeat, and become some of the first sentences children utter. The rhymes expand vocabulary, exposing children to words they may not hear in everyday language. Most important to music educators is the fact that nursery rhymes prepare young children for future music study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A