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Rhyming with Jack and Jill

Help your child learn a nursery rhyme by chanting it repeatedly using a variety of voices such as loud, soft, slow, fast, etc.

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Extending this activity

  • -Add to your child’s collection of known nursery rhymes with a book like "My Very First Mother Goose" by Iona Opie and Rosemary Wells.

    -Make the chanting of nursery rhymes a part of your daily routines. For example, chant “Rub a Dub Dub” during bath time, “Hickory Dickory Dock” while washing hands, and “Baa Baa Black Sheep” at bedtime.

Adjust for an older child

Have the older child chant the rhyme alone with missing words for the adult to substitute.

Adjust for a younger child

Chant the rhymes along with the child. Walk around the yard, on the sidewalk, or around the house clapping to the nursery rhyme.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Rhyming

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2 thoughts on “Rhyming with Jack and Jill

  1. So fun! Thanks so much for sharing! We hope you’ll try this game again with some other rhymes!

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