Did you know that rhyming is one of the best predictors of how easily a child will learn to read? That’s because good rhyming skills equip a child to notice that rhyming words often have shared letter sequences, such as –all in tall, ball, and small, which in turn provides a considerable head start in learning to read. If you’re wondering how to teach rhyming to your child, we’re here to help!
Most children enjoy hearing and participating in rhyming activities, and if you expose a child to rhyming, he or she will usually pick it up naturally. But if your child isn’t good at rhyming yet, don’t worry! There are many things you can do to help. You’ll find lots of suggestions for teaching rhyming in these blog posts. Just choose one and get started!
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