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The Library's Early Literacy Program

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Preschoolers

A Sing & Rhyme Activity for Preschoolers

Rhyming Guessing Game

Sing & Rhyme Play with sounds, songs and rhymes.

PLAY

Rhyming Guessing Game

Playing with rhyming words isn’t just lots of fun for kids, it helps them hear how language goes together. Try this fun guessing game: think of a word and ask your child to figure out what it is by saying nonsense words that rhyme with it. For example, if the word is "banana" you might say "fanana, janana, wanana," until they figure it out. Take turns so your child is getting experience hearing rhymes and making them up. You’ll both be laughing and learning at the same time!


SING

Miss Mary Mack

Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack,
All dressed in black, black, black,
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons,
All down her back, back, back.

She asked her mother, mother, mother,
For fifteen cents, cents, cents,
To see the elephants, elephants, elephants,
Jump over the fence, fence, fence.

They jumped so high, high, high,
They reached the sky, sky, sky,
And they didn’t come back, back, back,
‘Til the fourth of July, -ly, -ly!


READ

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Find these books at http://catalog.coolcat.org

  • The Bears Shared
  • The Bears Shared by Kim Norman
  • Bunnies in a Boat
  • Bunnies in a Boat by Philip Ardagh
  • Wonder Dogs!
  • Wonder Dogs! by Linda Ashman

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Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

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