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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Awesome idea

Rachel 9/28/2015

It's hard to get my sons attention long enough to read a book so we tried the short poems and he loves it


Jodi 9/21/2015

Time to memorize some new rhymes!



I will try the rhyme poems with my toddler. Thanks!



thanks for validating what we've been doing! Good to know I'm on the right track.


Kayla 8/30/2015

That sounds like a fun idea!

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