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Nursery Rhymes: Counting, literacy, fun and more…

Nursery Rhymes
Nursery Rhymes
illustrations by Maggie Swanson

Yesterday, Allentown Children’s Books Examiner wrote about One, Two, Buckle My Shoe and other learning songs by Maggie Swanson in the Tuesday for Twos section.

This resource is just the beginning of learning fun for toddlers and twos. Local tots love these songs – some favorites include – The Alphabet Song, There Were Ten in the Bed, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe and variations of Mary Wore Her Red Dress. Each song has its own meaning and the teachers like to mix up the words to include the children’s actual names to make the learning more personal to each child. Day in and day out these nursery rhymes can be heard throughout the classroom and the children even sing them or request them on their own. With each new song that is introduced the learning is expanded and the children are in awe of these new words, tunes and motions.

Nursery rhymes often taken for granted help with counting, literacy, syllables, speech development and expand language in a meaningful way. Nursery rhymes are a lot like piggy back songs – one you get a simple tune going you can add your own lyrics and make each song personal to your little youngsters and tots. So let the singing begin! Have fun, learn a lot and sing away!