We are entering week 13 in our phonemic awareness program. It’s amazing to me how much the children attending their second year have picked up on being able to isolate onset sounds and ending sounds and segmenting words into syllables. If you are interested there are lots of videos on YouTube that explain the process we use. The children call it “ purple book time.”
Most of the children can successfully recite 10 nursery rhymes.
Why is learning nursery rhymes important? Children hear and play with the elements of language through songs, nursery rhymes, poems etc. Learning to hear rhymes and expanding language is important but let’s do it in a fun way. Sometimes we even tell Alexa to play the rhyme for us.