Don’t forget the wonderful rhythms and rhymes of Mother Goose when you are looking for poetry to read to children. The Mother Goose rhymes have come down to us through the generations because they are easy to remember and recite. You don’t have to understand all of the words or the history behind the rhymes. Just enjoy the nonsense and fun of them. By the way, did you know that children need to be able to recognize rhymes when they go to kindergarten? Reading Mother Goose rhymes to your child is a great way to practice this skill. Then talk about which words rhyme.
When waiting in line or in an office or driving to school see how many you remember. There are many collections of Mother Goose. Ask a librarian to show you some.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king’s horse and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!