|What have your discovered today?
Did you know that a good book, a catchy song or a well
crafted story compliments what kids experience in their
day to day lives? Children learn while they play. What they
discover on their own is reinforced by what they hear and
what is shared with them.
Rhyme is one tool that we have in our toolbox to help
children remember. I love leaving out the final word of a
rhyming couplet and watching the wheels of a child's
brain search for the perfect word. It is a fantastic way for
children to build vocabulary.
Ask your child where he or she learned a particular word
and they might say, "I just know it." Chances are they
learned it in a book you read, a song you sung or a story
you told them long ago.