Rhythm and rhyme: Time to rhyme

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By Jean Evansearly years consultant and author

Introduce the children to simple phonics and phonemes with these fun rhyming activities

Time to rhyme

1 Rhyming pairs

Discover rhyme through simple matching games

Communication and Language


Development matters: enjoy rhyming and rhythmic activities (30-50 months); hear and say the initial sound in words and know which letters represent some of the sounds (40-60+ months).

Early learning goal: children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

What you need

Group size: small groups.

Pairs of rhyming objects, for example, shell and bell, toy house and mouse; tray; ‘Rhyming pairs’ activity sheet.

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  1. Joyce Kamara
    on 5 February 2012


    Found it very useful. Thank you