Useful rhymes and songs: how to develop a child’s memory through rhyme

Better and faster than all other abilities, children under 6 years of age develop memory. Very well in this matter help poems and songs that the child first hears, and then learns to reproduce himself.

The development of memory begins with the first lullaby song, and from 5-6 months training occurs thanks to poems. Almost from the diaper, the baby can recite both adult and children’s verses, the main thing is to do it with feeling and expression. Let the child not understand a word, but the rhythm and changing intonation will fascinate him. In addition, reading poems is pleasant family leisure in all respects, the main value of which is close communication. The highest pleasure of the baby will be delivered by the performance of the mother. It will also bring additional benefits: the child will try to imitate her speech, stretching her lips with a tube, poking her tongue, making long sounds. As you get older, the carapuz will begin to repeat individual words and phrases. And the sooner the baby begins to get acquainted with poetry, the faster he will memorize poems and songs in the future.

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One is a word, two is a word

From 1.5-2 years old, you can proceed directly to learning poems and songs. This skill not only helps to develop memory, imagination, musical ear, and sense of rhythm but also enriches the baby’s speech and expands his horizons. Do not forget about the psychological bonus: a child who knows a lot of poems feels much more confident in the company of peers because in this way he deserves universal respect.

To instill confidence in the baby and not to discourage the desire to learn poems, always help him and do not make him remember the words for a long time.

It is worth starting with short songs or nursery rhymes, the main thing is that the text being learned should be short and like the carapace. Most quickly, kids remember simple and unpretentious folk children’s jokes, which are convenient to accompany everyday actions. And, of course, the result will appear only if the training takes place in the form of a game. As a rule, the game “And nu-ka repeat!” works well. First, read the chant or sing the first line. Wait until the baby reproduces it, and then repeat the phrase several times, but together. In the same way, memorize all the other lines.

Then proceed to repeat two lines in a row, three, and finally the entire poem or song. After reading or singing the text “from and to” 2-3 times, take a break. After five minutes, try to play it together from memory. Repeat the experiment after another 20 minutes, then two hours later, the next morning, and finally a day later.

how to learn poems with children

Choose poems, fairy tales and songs taking into account the age of the child. All words in the text should be familiar and understandable to him, that is, explained in advance. If you’re playing a song or rhyme from a disc, make sure the recording is of high quality.


If the baby refuses to learn or recite the rhyme, do not insist. Try to switch his attention to another activity, and a little later make another attempt but change tactics. You can pretend that you forgot a word or a line in a poem or song. Starting to recite, interrupt and turn to the baby for help.

Another idea is to present the poem in pictures or try to invite the child to show a rhyme or song using gestures. You can depict a jumping bunny, the roof of the house, a crying Tanya.

Grateful listeners will also have a positive impact, so be sure to demonstrate the achievements of the crumbs at home poetry readings. The more enthusiasm and well-deserved praise a child receives, the stronger the incentive will be. In addition, solo “concerts” will teach him not to be afraid of public performances.

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