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This is the Way the Ladies Ride

Rating: 1.7/5. From 5 votes.
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Literacy Tip Hello! I’m Andrea and this is my daughter, Kate. We are going to show you a fun rhyme you can do at home! Playing together with your child not only grows the bond between child and caregiver but it grows their brains too! Help your child get ready for school by playing together ... Read More

Big, Big, Big

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Literacy Tip Hi, I’m Andrea. This is a great rhyme to do with young children. Combining opposites with motion, as in this rhyme, is a great way to build vocabulary and brain connections. It helps children understand difficult concepts in a visual way. Transcript This is big, big, big This is ... Read More

Two Little Blackbirds

Rating: 1.8/5. From 8 votes.
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Literacy Tip Hi, I’m Andrea and this is Reece. We are going to demonstrate a finger rhyme that you can do at home! This rhyme is great to do with all ages. Singing with children builds pathways in their brains to help learn language. Talk, sing and play with your child as often as you can to ... Read More

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Rating: 1.8/5. From 6 votes.
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Literacy Tip Hi, I'm Lisa and we're going to sing a fun song. This is a great song to adapt to what you’re doing. You can change the activity and even the time of day. Think of all the ways you can sing this song—clean up toys, wash your face, climb into bed. Transcript Here we go round ... Read More

This Little Piggie

Rating: 1.8/5. From 2 votes.
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Literacy Tip Hi, my name is Tricia, and this is my 10-month-old daughter Josephine. Let’s do an old familiar rhyme that actually helps children to learn the sequence of a story. Using body parts helps them remember the rhyme and the order of each “piggie’s” actions. Hold your child on your ... Read More

Mother and Father

Rating: 2.0/5. From 9 votes.
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Literacy Tip Hello everyone. My name is Kia and this is my 2-year-old son Bodhi. He loves to bounce on my knees. Doing rhymes with actions helps stretch out the words. This rhyme reinforces familiar words that you might use, like Mother and Father. But you can change the words to ones you may use ... Read More

Wake Up Toes

Rating: 2.9/5. From 8 votes.
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Literacy Tip Hi, my name is Jessica and this is my son, Owen. When children hear songs, each syllable is often represented by different note, so it helps them to hear that words are made up of separate small sounds. You will want to hold your child on your lap, and wiggle each body part as it is ... Read More

Little Boy Blue

Rating: 2.4/5. From 4 votes.
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Literacy Tip Hi, I'm Gigi and I'd like to share a rhyme with you. Toddlers especially love making the sounds that go with the animals in this rhyme. Some of the old rhymes have great vocabulary that we don't use as part of our everyday life. We might say field instead of meadow, and we don't ... Read More

Reach for the Ceiling

Rating: 1.7/5. From 6 votes.
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Literacy Tip Hi, my name is Kia and this is my son Bodhi who is 2 years old. This rhyme encourages play and motion to accompany the words. When you and your child play together, learning words and their meanings is lots of fun. You can make up new and different games that will add to your ... Read More

Shoe the Old Horse

Rating: 1.8/5. From 3 votes.
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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