Fun with Rhyming Words

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









About nannyjay

I am an early childhood music specialist, with a passion for music, music for singing, music for children, classical music, contemporary, good quality folk recordings, moving to music that comes from a feeling within. Having recently become a grandmother, the months are flying past too quickly!! I have decided that I would like to record the musical journey Baby SOH and I will take together. Music enhances my own life, and I have seen the contribution music makes to family lives, and children's lives from their youngest days. I am also interested in the contribution music makes to family relationships. I love to sing myself, and so the Kodaly philosophy of music education sits very well with me. Zoltan Kodaly was a Hungarian music educator and composer, and believed that singing is the foundation for all music education. I will soon be attending the early childhood music seminar of the International Society of Music Educators in Beijing, China, which is very exciting. People from the world over meet to share the latest research in music for children 0 - 8 years. So the journey begins.
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