How many ideas for teaching rhyme can you name? For most people, rhyme was taught by silly verse or rhyming stories, such as Mary had a Little Lamb or The Cat in the Hat. These are just two of the ways children learn about rhyme; this guide offers others. For instance, rhyming has been used since ancient times as a way to remember text. This is why epic poems are mostly done in rhyme; the storyteller found them easier to remember. In addition, when children learn to rhyme, they build their vocabularies quickly. Teach them "cat" and very quickly, they learn fat, sat, mat, hat, bat, etc.
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