Baby SOH – such a grown up baby of 4 years now!!
The other day I heard Baby SOH playing with words – she repeated two of them over and over, and then said “They sound the same”.
I explained these were rhyming words, words that end with the same sound. Familiarity with rhyming words builds a knowledge of language.
Playing with rhyming words is also lots of fun for children. There are particular songs which encourage children to create their own verses using rhyming words in particular phrases. One that comes to mind is Down by the Bay. Children love that song, and they love creating new verses for other people to respond to and enjoy the humour that is often part of the whole process.
Boo to a Goose, by Mem Fox, is a wonderful picture book, with lots of rhyming words for children to explore.
Happy Birthday Baby SOH, I know you will enjoy this book. Love from Nannyjay