Significance of English Rhymes in Learning English Language

English Teaching the English language to a child is an involving task that requires commitment in ensuring that the child enjoys the process. There is no better way of doing this than to make efforts in manner and approach that include singing, dancing and play. One of the primary methods that has been employed over the years is the use nursery rhymes like The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Mary Had a Little Lamb, or One, Two Buckle My Shoe. Children are fond of recalling stories that are a source of joy to them. This is a sure way of making the children have fun and at the very same time they are learning. The ABC Song’s melody is recognizable to many children from the time they listen to lullabies, so using a familiar melody can also help children learn new things by way of something they recognize. There are psychological reasons that will make the children develop an interest in language – most children spend their time with their parents or care givers who sing for them to soothe, make them sleep or to entertain.  In the process of simply listening to a loved one, children develop an ear for new sounds, words and phrases that will serve as the building blocks for learning to speak and eventually read. Practicing these sound patterns with your children through nursery rhymes and songs can prepare them for life long learning. An additional benefit of using nursery rhymes is that the content often explores topics that children are experiencing in their every day lives like shapes, numbers, colors, family, community  which can also deepen their language learning experiences.  Through rhymes, songs, books, videos and play, parents and teachers can engage children in learning the English language which can lead to many new learning opportunities in the future.