One thing that many of us don’t think about when it comes to nursery rhymes is that they are a great way to teach young children some hard concepts. In fact nursery rhymes have been used in early childhood education for years because it provides young children with a fun and exciting way to learn about math, letters, opposites, position words and other important concepts.
Here are some of the things that you can teach your child by using certain nursery rhymes.
•Hickory, Dickory, Dock – opposites, position words, and time
•Jack Be Nimble – position words, Letter J, math
•Humpty Dumpty – opposites, position words, letters H D and E, color white
•Jack and Jill – letter J, opposites, position words
Here are some nursery rhyme activities that you can use to help teach your children different things.
Hickory Dickory Dock – Clock Manipulatives
•Provide each child with a paper plate and have them write or glue the correct numbers onto the “clock face