- Sing nursery rhymes with your child. Listening to nursery rhymes and songs is an early literacy experience that helps children understand how language works. Nursery rhymes teach your child language, rhyme, repetition and rhythm. The Library’s Nursery Rhymes, Songs and Fingerplays resource includes favorite rhymes and tips for using them to develop language skills.
- Listen to music or sing songs throughout the day. Make it part of your daily routine such as during nap time, clean up, calm down, or before bed. Music is a great way to encourage rhyming, recall, speaking and listening skills.