Rhyming is one of the best ways to remember new words, phrases and sentences intuitively. From their very early years, children respond to and absorb simple nursery rhymes. In this way they learn their native tongue. The poems repeated in their childhood are remembered for life. It is similar with learning English. Since it is a language with limited declension, rich in mono- and two-syllable words, it is easy to compose nursery rhymes. Children like to repeat them and remember them in an instant.
Rhyming develops phonemic awareness through which children learn correct English pronunciation. It is the best warm-up before moving on to learn writing and reading.
Finding rhymes is great fun and contributes to children’s increased involevement in class activities. Some word combinations, especially the unexpected ones such as pig in a wig or a stork with a fork awaken imagination and bring smiles to learners’ faces. All the nursery rhymes, songs and exercises are fine-tuned to children’s current English competence and their cognitive and emotional development. Collapse