Listen to the Rythmn
Movin’ and Groovin’
Have fun dancing and clapping to the rhythm of music together.
Tip: Take turns playing fast and slow music.
Sing rhyming songs using real and made up words.
Tip: Check out our Rhyming Songs resource on our website.
Find new ways to create music and rhythms like yodelling, throat singing, or “scatting” in jazz music.
Tip: Create your own songs or try changing one you already know.
Reference: Holliman, A. J., Wood, C., & Sheehy, K. (2010). The contribution of sensitivity to speech rhythm and non-speech rhythm to early reading development. Educational Psychology, 30(3), 247-267. https://doi.org/10.1080/01443410903560922
Why is this important?
Children learn to read through their exploration and understanding of rhythm and pattern
Looking for more information?
Check out our Rhyming resource.