Teaching young children nursery rhymes has many benefits:
- They help children to develop early communication and language skills, both verbal and non-verbal.
- Often nursery rhymes are recited as part of group, this helps the children to develop their social skills.
- They help children to develop their cognitive skills by learning the words, tune and rhythm of the nursery rhyme.
- They help children to expand their imagination.
- They provide children with a sense of achievement when they have learnt the rhyme and they become confident learners.
- They provide children with a sense of belonging and help to strengthen relationships with their family, friends and preschool staff.
- They help children to develop their vocabulary and develop their literacy skills.
- They can be link across generations, nursery rhymes are enjoyed by grandparents, parents and children alike.
- Nursery rhymes are fun!