Reciting and learning nursery rhymes with your child can actually help him develop the foundational skills he needs to begin reading. Reading research has long shown that nursery rhymes help to develop phonological and phonemic awareness in young children. In other words, nursery rhymes (and other kinds of rhyming texts such as Dr. Seuss, poetry, and music) can help kids develop an ear for the sounds and manipulation of those sounds within words.
Disatisfied with the messages of the original nursery rhymes, I adapted and illustrated 15 common nursery rhymes. In this download, you'll find a full page version of these rhymes, perfect for shared reading.
The 15 titles included are -Hey Diddle, Diddle-1,2- God Loves You (1,2- Buckle My Shoe)-Ba, Ba Black Sheep-Little Bo-Peep-Mary Had a Little Lamb-Twinkle, Twinkle Shining Star-God the Father (Jack Sprat)-Jesus Christ (Jack and Jill)-It's Raining! It's Pouring!-Wee Little Zacchaeus (Wee Willy Winkie)-The House the Wise Man Built-There Was an Old Woman-Paul and Silas (London Bridge)-He Will Come Back (My Bonnie)-Rock-a-Bye Baby.
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You can also print these rhymes off in a book format; perfect for gift-giving! There are two different fonts and the books come in color or black and white: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christian-Nursery-Rhyme-Book-Comic-Sans & http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christian-Nursery-Rhyme-Book-Bradley-Hand