Songs and share nursery rhymes are playful (e.g. Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub,) and are easy to remember. They also help babies build phonological awareness and sensitivity the ability to hear the breakdown of sounds within words and to diagnose rhythms and patterns of languages. As he grows, learning the rhymes himself will help him expand vocabulary, learn number skills and get confidence to express himself through speech.
When my daughter was little, I sang and played a lot of Chinese children’s songs and nursing rhythms to her. Being simple, repetitive and full of fun, these songs and nursing rhythms are excellent ways for her to learn, memorize and practice new words and phrases. Currently, she can sing some of them independently by herself.
Here is a Chinese children’s song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. It is the Chinese version of the most popular English nursing rhythm Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
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