Monday, April 25, 2011

Nursery Rhymes

Experts say that children who know nursery rhymes at age 3 are likely to find success with reading and spelling later in life.  When children hear, sing, and act out nursery rhymes, they experience the joy of words and develop early literacy skills-- one of the most important is phonemic awareness.  That's why we focus on one nursery rhyme each week.  We repeat the rhyme over and over and will go back to it in later weeks.  

This week's nursery rhyme is Humpty Dumpty:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
All the king's horses and all the kings men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

Humpty Dumpty by Daniel Kirk is always a class favorite and is the Humpty Dumpty story as it has never been told!  Another class favorite is Humpty Dumpty by Iza Trapani.  Be sure to check them out at the library or bookstore!

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