Teaching kids to rhyme is not only an essential literacy skill–it can be fun, too! This free printable matching game based on the popular song, “Down by the Bay” is a great way to introduce preschoolers to the concept of rhyme.
Did you know that April is National Poetry month?
I love poetry, and when I taught middle school, I loved teaching my students that poetry is about a lot more than weird words strung together by a whole bunch of depressed dead guys. One of my favorite ways to teach them that they liked poetry, even if they didn’t realize it, was through music. And since I don’t think Little Man is quite ready to appreciate most of Wordsworth and Dickinson just yet, I’ve taken the same approach with him….