We have a great time exploring nursery rhymes in our ‘Little ED 4 School’ and ‘Learn 4 School’ programs.  Nursery rhymes are such an important learning experience.

A very important part of our learning program is the development of ‘Phonemic Awareness’.

PHONEMIC AWARENESS is essential for reading competence.  Phonemic Awareness is the reader’s ability to hear the sounds (phonemes) and manipulate them.  The ability to hear and use rhyme is an important ingredient in early reading development.

The ED Specially 4U ‘Little ED 4 School’ and ‘Learn 4 School’ programs have a strong emphasis on developing phonemic awareness skills in our early learners.  We love to use Nursery Rhymes to reinforce rhyme.
Our Nursery Rhyme resources are also available for purchase.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Ways to use the Nursery Rhyme Resource

  • As a class sing/read the nursery rhyme with actions to ensure that the students know the structure of this rhyme.
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  • Break the nursery rhyme into it’s verses, and present this using both the corresponding graphic from our resource and the written words.
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  • While reinforcing the rhyme with this resource, focus the students to hear the rhyme sound in each of these verses.
  • At the completion of using the graphic and words boards, discuss the sequence of the rhyme with the students.
  • Offer the graphic only cards to the students in dis-ordered array giving the opportunity to re-order the rhyme.
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This resource also comes with the verses in written text only, which is a great extension for students who are working at the higher level.

Whilst teaching the nursery rhyme reinforce rhyme and sequence

Another phonemic awareness activity this resource offers the early learner the opportunity to manipulate the consonant at the beginning of the rhyming word.

The ED Specially 4U rhyme flashcards resource allows a small or class group to practice rhyme sounds based on the nursery rhyme.  The resource is available here

Rhyming word flashcards

Students love learning through nursery rhymes.  They are a fantastic phonemic awareness teaching tool as they are usually an already known literature source

Nursery Rhyme Sets include: Twinkle Twinkle, Humpty Dumpty, Hickory Dickory Dock, Hey Diddle Diddle, Jack & Jill, Baa Baa Black Sheep and Little Miss Muffet

Using our bright, colourful, and motivating hands on learning resources encourages early readers to hear and use rhyme sounds.