Using Rhymes and Songs
Rhythmic songs help infants and toddlers enjoy group time. Seated together on the floor in infant seats, 8- to 10-month-olds bounce up and down as a teacher pounds out the familiar and strongly emphatic rhythms of a nursery rhyme. Mounted on the nursery rocking horse, a high-energy toddler vigorously and happily "rides" as his teacher recites the rhythms of the nursery rhyme "Ride a Cock Horse to Bambury Cross." Hearing rhymes adds to the pleasure of babies' vigorous body bouncing. Children with high energy levels can especially profit from adults reciting a rhyme in time to bouncing, running, or jumping.
Recommended Age: Birth-2 year olds
Kind: Offline Activity
Key Concepts: Familiar Rhyme, Communication, Creativity
Standard: IT-LC 9, IT-ATL 8, IT-ATL 9
Given the school closures, CTB is sharing daily activities (digital and physical) that are standards-aligned and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Also see our research-backed assessment and learning games for parents and children.