Research shows that babies can recognize words long before they can talk. Using rhymes makes it easy to remember and also introduces new words. Repeating these playful rhymes helps your baby's brain connections to grow.
This video, produced by Rocky Mountain PBS in partnership with Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL), was funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and Colorado libraries. This video is part of a collection of 30-60 second videos designed to help parents, caregivers, and library staff learn songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood. The video offers early literacy tips to increase caregivers' understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs. The presenters model the song or rhyme, and explain how each song or rhyme helps children build important pre-reading skills. Parents and daycare providers can use Storyblocks to learn fun new rhymes and songs to share with children. Library staff can use Storyblocks to learn new rhymes and songs for storytime and tips they can pass along to caregivers in the library. The literacy tips and skills presented in this video follow the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) research-based program of early literacy in public libraries.