Music has an important role in child development. We look at the 3 important questions and answer them based on latest research.
Rhymes are a correlation of sound between words. They help children to notice and work with the sounds within words. They nurture confidence in children when they recite it. It also makes their parents joyful when they hear their child reciting them. Nursery rhyme are mandatory in early childhood days because they help the children to develop an ear for our language. They help a child become a good reader and a speller. When children are familiar with nursery rhymes, they learn to anticipate the rhyming word. This prepares them to make predictions when they read, another important reading skill. Apart from this children also develop their hearing, pronunciation, accent and visualization skills. Culture will also be preserved if we teach rhyme to our children in our native languages. It will enhance their linguistic development. Rhymes also create phonological awareness among children. Rhymes help to develop imaginative skills in a child and also make him/her to enjoy their own self in the world of fantasy.