Nursery rhymes usually tell a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. This teaches
children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to learn how to understand stories and follow along. Nursery rhymes use patterns and sequence, so children begin to learn simple math skills as they recite them. Many rhymes also use numbers, counting, and other math words that
children need to learn, such as size and weight. Nursery rhymes also introduce alliteration, onomatopoeia, and imaginative imagery. Children hear these rhymes and act out what they imagine the characters are doing.
1, 2 Buckle My Shoe
Cutting and pasting the numbers allowed us to practice following directions. We learned the proper way to use materials like glue and scissors. When the craft was done, we read the poem to our table friends. We are ALREADY amazing readers!