Way to Go, Mother Goose: 3 Ways Nursery Rhymes Help Baby's Language & Cognitive Skills by Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP

Baby Parenting
7 months ago
Way to Go, Mother Goose: 3 Ways Nursery Rhymes Help Baby's Language & Cognitive Skills

Introducing your child to nursery rhymes or whimsical books, like the Iza Trapani series, is priceless! The sing-song rhythmical patterns are more than fun, they actually help improve your child’s language and cognitive skills. Here are three ways they can help build your child's vocabulary and language skills:

  1. Hearing the rhythm and rhyme patterns improves the awareness of the sounds and syllables that make up words.
  2. As you read, your graceful, flowing speech helps your child develop memorization of patterns.
  3. The author’s clever use of word choice enriches vocabulary, while introducing the components of storytelling. 

That Mother Goose, she knows what she’s doing!

What's your favorite rhyming book to read to or with your kids? Tell us below.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Phonemic Awareness: 7 Ways ​Help Your Kids Sing & Rhyme Their Way to Better Pre-Reading Skills!

Teaching Kids to Read: Do You Read BOB Books With Your Children? Here's Why You Should

Oh, the Places You'll Go ... If You Shut Down the Computer & Open Up a Book: 5 Tips for Parents on the Importance of Reading to Kids

Mad Libs As a Homeschooling Resource? Yes! How These Fun Interactive Books Teach Kids Parts of Speech

Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Such a wonderful suggestion, Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP . My fave books to read to my kids were Mother Goose, Dr. Seuss, Goodnight Moon, The Kissing Hand ... I could go on and on. There's nothing so special as reading to and then later, reading with your children!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

More Traditional Toys Help Baby’s Language Development – Here's Why!

Be Happy Like a Baby: Here's What Babies Can Teach Us About Altruism

3 Ways Using Sign Language Can Benefit Your Baby!

Video Game Guidelines: 5 Things Parents Need to Know About Video Games

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!