~Rhymers will be Readers~
While your child may not be up to appreciating Robert Frost or Elizabeth Barrett Browning just yet, he/she does benefit significantly by learning (and enjoying!) children’s rhymes and poems. Why are rhyming songs and chants so vital to a young child’s development? Reading expert and author Mem Fox explains why:
“The importance of getting rhymes and songs into children’s head’s can’t be overestimated. Rhymers will be readers: it’s that simple. Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are four years old, they are usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight.” (Mem Fox, Reading Magic, pg. 85-86)
Rhyming songs are one of the most powerful vehicle for learning and enhancing development in your child's growing brain.
So the moral of this story is… If you can’t quite remember those rhyming songs, chants, and Mother Goose rhymes from your childhood, join us in a Kindermusik class! Remember… Rhymers will be Readers!
Kindermusik Nursery Rhyme Books