Tag: vocabulary

Wheels on the Bus

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Literacy Tip Hi, my name is Lauren, and this is my daughter Ruby. Songs with motions that go along help your child better understand the word’s meaning and boost your little one's vocabulary. Feel free to add your own characters or action words: For example, the cows on the bus go "moo, ... 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

Mix the Batter

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Literacy Tip Hello. I’m Gigi, and I’m going to demonstrate a fun rhyme. When children hear the rhyming sounds, they are reminded that words are made up of different sounds. This understanding will make it easier for him to sound out words when learning to read. Transcript Mix the batter ... Read More

Hickory Dickory Dock

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Literacy Tip Hi everyone, I’m Gigi. This is an old favorite rhyme. For four and five year old children, being able to tell rhymes is a skill that will help them understand what they are reading when they begin to read. Transcript Hickory, dickory, dock,The The mouse ran up the clock, The ... 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: 2.6/5. From 7 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

Here is the Beehive

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Literacy Tip Hi, I'm Gigi. There are lots of rhymes about the things we see around us. This rhyme about bees and a beehive can start a conversation with your child about where bees live, where they keep their honey, how they sound and what they look like. It can help your child learn new words and ... Read More

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

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

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