Cultural Nursery Rhymes

18-24 Months

FromInfant-Toddler Social Studies,  Carla Goble

What to have Nursery rhymes from home cultures Large nursery rhyme picture books

What to do Ask families to share nursery rhymes from their home cultures. Collect large nursery rhyme picture books or find large pictures that illustrate a variety of nursery rhymes. Sit with one or more toddlers and read or say two or three nursery rhymes, showing them the book illustrations or pictures. If the nursery rhyme mentions body parts or body movements, act them out. Use gestures and facial expressions. As toddlers begin to show preference for certain rhymes, say and act these out often during different times of the day—inside, outside, or during daily routines. Toddlers learn through repetition and enjoy hearing favorite rhymes and stories over and over.

Why - to promote language development - to promote early literacy skills

For more activities check out
Infant-Toddler Social Studies: Activities to Develop a Sense of Self

By Carla Goble Copyright 2018 18-24 Months

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