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Helping your child at home

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Singing nursery rhymes and songs to children as young as babies can help develop their language and communication skills from an early age. Introducing children to a variety of nursery rhymes can help them understand and learn about different sounds. This is an important part of developing early literacy skills.

Repetition of rhymes and stories is good for the brain, teaching how language works and improving memory, concentration, spatial intelligence and thinking skills. Because these verses are made up of patterns, they are easy first memorization pieces. Research has found that when a child knows eight or more nursery rhymes by heart, at the age of 4, that they really improve their ability to read, write and spell as they develop through their primary school years.

Enjoy this selection of nursery rhymes with your child.

Here are some story suggestions