As I mentioned in a post last month around Halloween, Early literacy skills are a crucial component of school readiness. The Creative Curriculum® which is used at all age levels in the Day Nursery classroom, stresses that finding meaningful ways for children to use language helps motivate them to become readers and writers. A fun way to learn phonetic awareness is through rhyme. Here is a poem to share with your child this holiday season.
by Sue LaBella
What is it you’re thankful for?
Family and friends, to be sure.
Kindness from others, love that is true
Having a pal that is special like you.
We can give thanks in so many ways,
Not just at Thanksgiving, but everyday
Sue LaBella, Education World’s early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing poems for young children. She especially enjoys writing rhymes that make children smile. Susan lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy. She has written fun rhymes to fit many themes. Her work appears on www.educationworld.com