With this download you will get four delightful Mother Goose nursery rhymes in fold-a-book format. The Little Books are black-line masters for making child-size Little Books.
These nursery rhymes take advantage of how the children’s brains learn best.. The brain is uniquely wired to effortlessly learn through music; the rhythms of sound have a powerful effect on cognition. Children can develop expressive fluent oral language and the ability to hear and distinguish sounds and understand concepts about print long before their visual systems are able to track and decode individual words. They begin developing the neural pathways and the disposition of confident motivated readers early, as many parents and early childhood educators will attest to. Engaging young children with well-loved nursery rhymes accelerates their oral language development and builds phonemic awareness naturally while the child is delighting in the sounds of language and connecting that joy to print. These prolonged rich experiences with oral language are vital if our children are to reach their potential as readers, writers, speakers, and thinkers. A comprehensive and multisensory approach to early literacy develops reading skills while simultaneously immersing children in joyful, socially meaningful experiences
Research shows that phonemic awareness is vital to success in beginning reading. This ability to hear and manipulate the smallest units of sounds that make up words (including rhyming, blending, segmenting, deleting, and substituting) is developed most efficiently through rich experiences memorizing and “playing with sounds” orally in songs and rhymes. It is the child’s familiarity hearing and speaking the English language that allows their decoding to be error-free and their reading to be fluent. Learning many songs and rhymes “by heart” is the most joyful, brain-friendly way we know to develop the language foundation necessary for success in developing essential reading skills.