Jun, 2017

Why is rhyming important?

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The library has an endless supply of picture books that have rhyming text.

Rhyming is important because:

1. Rhyming teaches children how language works.  It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words.

2. Rhymes help children experience the rhythm of language.  As they recite nursery rhymes they learn to speak with animated voices. Someday they’ll read with expression, too.

3. When children are familiar with a nursery rhyme or rhyming book, they learn to anticipate the rhyming word.  This prepares them to make predictions when they read, another important reading skill.  Encourage your child to complete the blank at the end of a sentence by pausing in a meaningful manner.

 Books that rhyme in our collection that you may like to borrow are:

Dr Seuss books

The Fabulous Flapdoodles by Chae Strathie & Emily Golden

Ten little fingers and ten little toes by Mem Fox

Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin.

The magic hat by Mem Fox

Please come into the library and have a look at our collection.   Staff will be happy to help you find rhyming books that will appeal to your child – just ask.


Western Downs Libraries offers a range of Storytime sessions that feature rhyming for Bubs, Toddlers and Kids.   Going along to these sessions is a way to help your child get familiar with the library, have fun and enjoy books and stories.   If you would like to attend a Storytime session near you, click here to find out more, or contact us.

We also have a great selection of nursery rhyme books available to borrow! Check it out here.