NURSERY RHYME PRINTABLES

Learning nursery rhymes can help children learning crucial emergent literacy skills and oral language.  Babies benefit from hearing your rhythm, pitch, and fluency as you say these nursery rhymes.  Toddlers can join in by repeating and saying the words with you.  Pre-K and kindergarten children can learn to say them independently while learning to manipulate the words within the rhyme.

SPIN A NURSERY RHYME

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MATERIALS NEEDED

DIRECTIONS GAME 1

  • Spin the spinner.
  • Name the nursery rhyme.
  • Say or sing the nursery rhyme.

DIRECTIONS GAME 2

  • Adult spins the spinner.
  • Child names the nursery rhyme.
  • Say or sing the nursery rhyme.

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DIRECTIONS GAME 3

  • Child spins the spinner.
  • Adult names the nursery rhyme.
  • Say or sing the nursery rhyme.

DIRECTIONS GAME 4

  • Spin the spinner.
  • Say the rhyme but change one of the ending words.
  • Have the child tell you the correct word.

Spin a Rhyme

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

This game can be played several ways.  Watch the video to see how to spin the spinner. Choose which game to play based on your child’s attention span and fine motor skills.  Follow your child’s lead.  Sometimes they like to quiz us and be the teacher as in Game 3. The most important thing to remember is to have fun and make memories.  Listening and repeating nursery rhymes will help your child develop phonemic awareness skills such as rhyming and the ability to play and manipulate sounds. These are pre-reading skills your child will need.

NURSERY RHYME PRINTABLE

I included the words to the nursery rhymes in a song sheet format so your child can have exposure to the written print too.

Nursery Rhyme Printables

Here are some books, puzzles, and games on Amazon.

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