Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Terrific Twos: Mother Goose!

Terrific Twos is going to focus on Mother Goose! Nursery rhymes help children hear patterns and rhyme in language. 

This weeks rhymes are:

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard
To fetch her poor dog a bone.
But when she got there,
The cupboard was bare
And so the poor dog had none.

Twinkle, Twinkle
Twinkle, Twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high,
like a diamond in the sky,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

We have lots of nursery rhyme books to choose from. Two of my favorite are:

Pocketful of Posies: a Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Salley Mavor
Rarely have classic childhood verses been depicted with so much care and detail-and fabric. Loosely organizing the rhymes over the course of the day, starting with morning themes and closing with bedtime rhymes, Mavor creates a miniature world using wool felt, various stitching techniques, and found materials like acorn caps and seashells.

The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes by Debi Gliori.
Need a nursery rhyme? Pick up The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes, illusustrated by Debi Gliori, and find one. Unique to this collection are the facts about the meanings behind the rhymes. For example, after "Hickory, dickory, dock," one learns, "Children have chanted this rhyme for centuries. It was once used to decide who should go first in a game."

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