Nursery rhymes get called old fashioned and boring, but before you discount these wonderful little ditties, let me tell you why they are not only fun but important as well. Nursery rhymes offer our youngest children a way to connect to literacy. The repetitive melodic rhymes are easy for young children to recognize and remember, which deepens children's connection to the material in ways that independent readers take for granted. The rhymes model how to manipulate sounds and make it fun to play with words. Before you grab a hip new board book, snag a few titles from below and add them to your toddler’s library.
Check out these favorite nursery rhyme board books below: