Nursery Rhymes: not just for babies anymore! Some people think that nursery rhymes are just for little kids, but it’s absolutely not true! They are perfect for teaching reading.
Nursery Rhymes are Fun for Students and Teachers!
These fun poems help young readers practice basic foundational literacy skills and become better readers… plus, they’re silly and always make me smile. Of course, the kiddos like them too!
When I first started teaching first grade I didn’t have a ton of books in my classroom library, but I could simply copy nursery rhymes and have them right at my fingertips. That’s how this resource was born. LOL.
Our campus didn’t have any guided reading books. Can you imagine?? Nursery Rhymes saved me! I don’t know what I would have done without them.
Free Books for Your Kids to Read at Home!
Eventually, I created these mini books so I could print them for my classroom. Because they are only made out of copy paper, my students could also take them home and add them to their own home library.
Below is a list of literacy skills that you can practice with your students while using nursery rhymes:
- phonemic awareness
- phonological awareness
- hear letter sounds
- discriminate syllables
- letter identification
- rhyming words
- phonics skills
- word families
- sight words
- pretty much any beginning reading skill
- full color with a polka dotted background
- full color with a white background
- black and white to save printer ink