Category: English

Shoe the Old Horse

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Literacy Tip Hi, I'm Jessica, and this is my son Owen. This is a great rhyme to do with small babies. Lay them in front of you while you say the rhyme and do the actions. Talking to your baby can be lots of fun. Research shows that babies can recognize words long before they can talk. And, of ... Read More

Baby Hop

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Literacy Tip Hi, my name is Taliah, and I would like to share Baby Hop, an action rhyme that babies love. Hearing the rhyming words and the repetition helps children identify the small sounds that make up words. This will help them later when they begin to sound out written words. Have fun while ... Read More

Rain Is Falling Down

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Literacy Tip Two and three year olds like doing the actions of this rhyme. It's fun anytime, but even more fun on a rainy day or in the bathtub. The actions help the child understand the meaning of the words. This can also be a peek-a-boo game for babies. Transcript Rain is falling down. Splash ... Read More

Truck

Rating: 1.5/5. From 4 votes.
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Literacy Tip Hello, my name is Cliff. In the following song, we put the letters up and take one down as we sing each verse and we clap that letter. We sing this song with many different words but today we are using the word TRUCK. Transcript There is something that really goes and truck is ... Read More

Cuckoo

Rating: 2.3/5. From 3 votes.
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Literacy Tip Hi, my name is Cliff and I have a bouncing rhyme for you today called “Cuckoo”. It’s perfect for Babies and Toddlers and helps them build vocabulary by using new words and sounds. Your child should face you so that you can look in their eyes as you say the ... Read More

Snowflakes

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Literacy Tip Hi, my name is Cydney and this is my 24-month-old son, Stephen. He loves music. This song is great because it repeats in every line. His brain connections are made stronger through repetition. Here's a tip: use cotton balls for snowflakes! Transcript (Tune: Did You Ever See a ... Read More

Slowly, Slowly

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Literacy Tip My name is Taliah. This is Zayre, he is six months old. I am demonstrating Slowly, Slowly, an action rhyme for children birth to two years. Through sight, sound, and touch a child experiences the meaning of slowly and quickly. Transcript Slowly, slowly slowly (Slowly walk two ... Read More

Can You Stretch?

Rating: 2.5/5. From 3 votes.
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Literacy Tip Hi, my name is Mary and I want to share with you a great rhyme with lots of actions to it! One of the ways this rhyme helps kids get ready to read is by focusing on vocabulary--- both nouns and verbs. We are encouraging physical participation that’s just right for the pre-readers. ... Read More

Choo-Choo Train

Rating: 2.7/5. From 5 votes.
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Literacy Tip My name is Cindy. Two and three year olds love trains. This action rhyme tells the story of a train through words and actions, helping children to understand opposites—forward and back. Transcript This is the choo-choo train (Bend arms at elbows.) Puffing down the track. (Rotate ... Read More

Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty

Rating: 2.5/5. From 3 votes.
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Literacy Tip My name is Cindy, and I want to share a song with you that is very calming. This song helps kids settle when they’ve been active and gotten a little hyped up. It’s got a nice rhythm and by singing it more slowly and quietly with each repetition you can focus more and more on the ... Read More