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Counting AND rhyming!

Because everything starts with a seed….

Today is World Poetry Day!

Rhyme is a part of most poetry. Rhyming is an important skill when learning to read as it develops the child’s listening skills as well as their vocabulary.

Words that end with the same sound, rhyme. Rhyming words do not have to make sense or be a real word! Play with rhymes by simply changing the first letter of words.

Besides being fun, rhymes teach our children how the language works. When they anticipate a rhyming word they are learning not only how to rhyme, but also developing their ability to predict.

Last week’s #SundaySeeds activity was all about counting

This week we are combining counting and rhyming. Help your child to identify and then to predict the counting and rhyming words as you listen to the story.

Here are two counting rhymes to have fun with! How many rhymes can your child hear?

One, Two, Three, Four, Five

1, 2 ,3 ,4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Then I let it go again. Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so.

Which finger did it bite? This little finger on my right

One Two

1, 2, buckle my shoe

3, 4, knock at the door

5,6, pick up sticks

7, 8, open the gate

9, 10, big fat hen.

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