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Children’s nursery rhymes benefit the development of a child’s linguistics

Nursery rhymes are a given when a child is growing up, and some parents will agree on how catchy they are.

They are able to have an impact on the development of a child’s linguistics and their understanding of phonics.

Conducted research has presented finding that the short format and repeated nature of the songs aid in the development of a child’s reading skills. Over a period of time, children will have a developed understanding and familiarity with specific sounds which will help them identify the similarities between different words. An example could be the words ‘light’ and ‘night’ sounding extremely similar which will aid the child as they learn to read at a later stage.

Nursery rhymes are also a brilliant way for children to experiment with sounds, broaden their memory, and understand books and reading in general. Cognitive ability can be improved through videos, this is because the video illustrates the nursery rhyme and gives the rhyme context leading to an understanding of the rhyme. Because there is added visual stimulation and sing along options will get the children involved.

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