Nursery Rhymes Rule

By Kathleen Mon, July 14, 2008

A new study (http://press.psprings.co.uk/adc/may/ac106336.pdf) by Boston-based researchers supports what librarians have always espoused: reading aloud to young children promotes language development and better prepares them for school.  Whether it is shared book reading or nursery rhymes, reading to and with preschoolers builds skills that are prerequisites for learning how to read.  So bring a child to a story hour at your local librarycheck the Free Library's calendar of events at http://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/ for times and locations.


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The story hours are really hard to track down online, via the Events Calendar - some aren't in the calendar at all (ex: City Institute). Plus, each branch has it's own way of naming it (Storytime, Story Time, or Story Hour are variations I've seen) and different age group breakdowns for their programs (so a toddler (15 mo+) at Central would be a baby at other branch's programs). Is there any combined list that would tell me what all my options are, at least in Center City, where many branches are walking distance to eachother? I was trying to pull something together I could share with my moms' group as resource, but it's really difficult to find the information. Thanks.
Janice - Center City Fri, September 26, 2008
I totally agree about reading to my child. Apart from all the positive language skills she gets, there's nothing like having a night time bed story with my child in my arms while we both discuss the story line ... something we both can look back to years to come:) plastic surgery philippines
Rae - Makati, Philippines Sun, September 28, 2008
I have always read to my children every in two languages English and French. Even though my kids did not know french they listened to every word. The kids and I both enjoy it and its a great way to bond. After a certain time I noticed that would try reading on their own and not only look at the Picutres. Manila
Dave - Manila Sun, September 28, 2008
I have always read to my children every in two languages English and French. Even though my kids did not know french they listened to every word. The kids and I both enjoy it and its a great way to bond. After a certain time I noticed that would try reading on their own and not only look at the Picutres. Manila
Dave - Manila Sun, September 28, 2008
Definitely! Nursery rhymes are meant to be educational, and they have been shown to be very beneficial for toddlers to learn their first few words. Derek - Santa Monica Mon, September 29, 2008
i guess i'm prepping my child for story time @ the library ... i must admit, settling down with my child and a good book is something i look forward too aswell.
Jayj - hawaii Sat, October 04, 2008
I agree 100% and it's good to hear it again as maybe it will help people whenthey bnring up their children. We all have a goal and that is to help our kids be better than us. There are additional benefits in becoming bilingual, or as well. Who knows that they will do as an adult maybe a career as a or in the field of
Nick - El Segundo Thu, October 16, 2008
I agree with this: Each branch has it's own way of naming it (Storytime, Story Time, or Story Hour are variations I've seen) and different age group breakdowns for their programs (so a toddler (15 mo+) at Central would be a baby at other branch's programs). Is there any combined list that would tell me what all my options are, at least in Center City, where many branches are walking distance to eachother? I was trying to pull something together I could share with my moms' group as resource, but it's really difficult to find the information. Greetings,
miranon - Example: Philadelphia Sun, November 02, 2008
I have always read to my children every in two languages English and French. Even though my kids did not know french they listened to every word. The kids and I both enjoy it and its a great way to bond. After a certain time I noticed that would try reading on their own and not only look at the Picutres.

Manila - Example: Philadelphia Sun, November 02, 2008
I have always read to my children every in two languages English and French. Even though my kids did not know french they listened to every word. The kids and I both enjoy it and its a great way to bond. After a certain time I noticed that would try reading on their own and not only look at the Picutres. http://www.wazzupmanila.com
Manila - Example: Philadelphia Sun, November 02, 2008

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