Nursery rhymes for babies: The benefits

Nursery rhymes for babies: The benefits

It is never too early to think about your baby's future. Babies learn, develop, and absorb information every moment of every day. It is therefore important to stimulate and engage your baby from a young age. Singing nursery rhymes together with your child can be a great activity that will help promote mental and physical development. It also fosters quality time with them.

A 2009 study that examined the effects of nursery rhymes on literacy and reading skills found that children who are sensitive to rhyme and alliteration prior to going to school had a causal effect on their later reading abilities. The study did not take into account differences such as social background or I.Q. so the causal role nursery rhymes play in children's reading skills is universal for all children. This study highlights the importance of engaging your child in stimulating and fun activities at a young age for their future education.

Increases their literacy and auditory skills

Singing nursery rhymes together with your child can have a major impact on their development. It will improve their literacy and auditory skills. Nursery rhymes are a lot about rhythm and language patterns. They encourage your child's ability to recognize these patterns and improve their linguistic awareness.

Singing nursery rhymes together with your child will help to develop their auditory skills. They will be able to understand the rhythm and rhymes within the verses, and they will also learn how to speak the words. You can also listen to the volume, pitch, and inflection of your voice change. This animated storytelling will help them develop their speech skills and encourage them to explore rhythm. According to the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, nursery rhymes are a powerful source of early literacy and can help children become more interested in rhythm and patterns of language.

PACEY also praises nursery rhymes for their combined impact on literacy and memory. She comments that they often have a pleasing rhythmic pattern, simple repetitive phrases, and that this helps children remember certain phrases, such as "The wheels on the bus go around and round and round and round and round."

It helps to develop motor functions and numeracy skills

Many nursery rhymes include physical activities that you can do with your child while singing the verses. Incy Wincy Spider, for example, has accompanying fingerplay gestures that your child can perform. These nursery rhymes will improve your child's motor skills, stimulate your child mentally and physically, and they will enjoy storytime with your child.

Many nursery rhymes incorporate counting and numeracy activities. Sing a Song of Sixpence or One Two Buckle My Shoe will teach your child how to count quickly and sing along. You can also teach your child key movements, such as moving up and down in Hickory Dickory Dock.

Have fun and keep them focused without screens!

Nursery rhymes can be a stimulating activity that will stimulate your child's imagination and make them more expressive than watching a movie. Singing nursery rhymes together with your child will strengthen the bond between you and them. It will also encourage creativity and allow your child to express their uniqueness through singing and acting out the verses.

Recent research shows that nursery rhymes can be both entertaining and beneficial to children. This could be why you could create a personalized nursery rhymes book for your child to help them find their name in the book. It would encourage them to learn how spell their name, which is often the first word that young children learn to spell.

Nursery rhymes can be a fun, well-rounded activity that will improve your child's literacy, numeracy, and motor skills. You can enjoy the song with your child, and they will love the rhythm. Nursery rhymes are a great way to get your child to learn and have fun.

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Size Weight Height
Newborn (NB) 5-8 Ibs. / 2.3-3.6 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
0-3M 6-12 Ibs. / 3.6-5.4 kg 21-24 in. / 53.3-61 cm
0-6M Up to 16 Ibs. / Up to 7.3 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
3-6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-26 in. / 61-66 cm
3-9M 12-20 Ibs. / 5.4-9.1 kg 24-28 in. / 61-71.1 cm
6-9M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 26-28 in. / 66-71.1 cm
12M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 28-30 in. / 71.1-76.2 cm
18M 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 30-32 in. / 76.2-81.3 cm
24M / 2T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 32-34 in. / 81.3-86.4 cm
3T 32-35 Ibs. / 14.5-15.9 kg 34-38 in. / 86.4-96.5 cm
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5T 39-43 lbs. / 17.7-19.5 kg 40-44 in. / 101.6-111.8 cm

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12M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 27-30 in. / 68.6-76.2 cm
18M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 30-33 in. / 76.2-83.8 cm
24M / 2T 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 33-35 in. / 83.8-88.9 cm
3T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 35-39 in. / 88.9-99.1 cm
4T 32-36 Ibs. / 14.5-16.3 kg 39-42 in. / 99.1-106.7 cm
5T 36-42 Ibs. / 16.3-19.1 kg 42-44 in. / 106.7-111.8 cm


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19-20 inches
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