Rhyming is an essential skill for literacy skill. As your child’s skills develop, his/her ability to rhyme will also develop over time. Another reason I love books … they are one of my favorite ways to expose your child to rhyming words. I’d encourage every family to read a rhyming book each day. By reading these books, your child will hear the repetition and begin to fill in the missing word ...(“Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Will there be enough -----“). Some of my favorite books that have rhyming words are all of the Dr. Seuss books, “Brown Bear Brown Bear,” “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,” the Llama Llama books, such as “Llama Red Pajama” and “Is Your Mama a Llama?” What are your family favorites?
~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist