Songs, rhymes and picture books help parents in a great way to develop their child’s language and communication skills. It’s never too late or too early to start introducing your child to rhymes. When you start singing nursery rhymes to your children, you may just be describing the similar tales and poems maybe in some form, like it were to their children ages ago told by parents, perhaps from the times of middle Ages.
Rhymes are not only fun but it is also a great way to get to know your child, in fact it has many other important benefits as well, such as –
- They are very useful for the brain. The continuous repetition of rhymes and stories teach children that how exactly the language works, further building their memory capabilities that can be applied to various activities.
- Nursery rhymes are preserving a culture that is spread across generations which provides something in common among parents, grandparents and kids.
- They can also be used to form a great group activity, which gives an opportunity to the shy kids to feel confident about opening up in front of others.
- Most important aspect is that they are fun to say. The kids may not understand what the words in the rhymes mean but that they would love the way it sounds.
As technology advanced to leaps and bounds, the different ways in which rhymes are presented has also changed. Parents nowadays use their smartphones to introduce their children to rhymes with help of various videos and different apps.
Some useful Nursery rhymes apps available on smartphones:
50 Top Nursery Rhymes (Android)
Apart from 50 famous rhymes, this app also contains 100 stories.
Nursery Rhymes 55+ (Android)
Another useful help with over 50 rhymes presented using a simple interface keeping kids in mind.
Popular Nursery Rhymes (iOS App Store)
A very popular app describing rhymes using cute music and beautiful animations.