Toddler Speech: Words and Rhymes

Toddler Speech:  Words and Rhymes

Our children love words and rhymes. It's fun to read short poems together and to learn them. Get more ideas.

Children this age are fascinated by words, often making up their own when the need arises.

Here's how to take advantage of this interest:

  • Pick out some short poems that capture your child's attention.
  • Learn the poems together, emphasizing the rhymes.
  • Later, pick a rhyme for each part of your child's day — riding in the car, taking a bath, getting up in the morning. She'll love the repetition and consistency of having an accompaniment to her daily rhythms.

The best news of all? Rhyme work helps build your child's memory skills and her interest in words – all while you're having fun together!

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Riding in the car, We go so very far. Learning words and letters, Our rhyming keeps getting better.

We sing together


We learn nursery rhymes with music and sing them together.

nursery rhymes


great article


Kate 11/12/2015

My son loves silly short books with repetition and silly little rhymes

Great advice


My daughter is often hard to catch her attention but doing these short rhymes have helped her focus on the task at hand. Thanks for the idea.

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