Nursery Rhymes Are Still Important After All This Time
They're colourful, often silly, and they use patterns of sound and rhythm that are predictable and pleasing towards the ear. Many of them may be accompanied by fun actions. All this makes them easier to remember than just sentences.
Children love to hear the same songs and stories over and over again. It gives them possibility to practise their newly developing skills on pieces in which they are already familiar. When children are given the chance to use material they think comfortable with, they realize that they gain mastery over innovative skills and become confident in using them.
Before children may be good talkers they need good listening skills. Children must provide the ability to remember the sounds and words they hear, and, later, to repeat them. This is whats called auditory memory. Children require a good auditory memory to become good communicators.
Lots of children, though, need assistance to develop their auditory memory, particularly if they have had times during the hearing loss at any stage in infancy, such as when they have had ear infections.
Nursery rhymes are wonderful for practising auditory memory skills. In the fun sort of way they learn to remember exact sequences of sounds and words. As well as the words can often be teamed with actions, which small children love, before they can say the words. Songs who have actions are even easier to remember. The actions help the words come.
Nursery Rhymes allow for endless repetition so your child is practising words and phrases many times.