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importance of nursery rhymes - child psychology

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AS and A Level Developmental Psychology

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One, two, three, four, five, once I caught a fish alive. Six, seven, eight, nine, ten then I let it go again. Why did you let it go? Because it bit my finger so! Which finger did it bite? This little finger on my right!!

I have chosen the above children's nursery rhyme as I believe children can learn a lot from this nursery rhyme and there are many benefits to children learning this rhyme from a young age.

Firstly, and probably most obvious reason why this rhyme is educational for children, is that it teaches the first ten numbers of the number spectrum, these ten numbers build the whole foundations of the rest of the maths learning. Signing songs such as, one, two, three, four, five can be the easiest way to remember the order in which the numbers come to toddlers and young children.

A nursery rhyme like this can also be used with actions. For a child to be able to sing the words and do the actions at the right times the child needs to be able to concentrate and follow the actions of an adult or older child.

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