Get singing, get rhyming, get talking, get reading… Bradford Libraries is challenging under fives to take up the Rhyme Challenge again this year.
The Rhyme Challenge is a fun way to introduce children and families to rhymes. Rhymes may be new to families or forgotten, and they require help to build up their confidence to have a go themselves.
Young children learn best through seeing someone they know well-doing things, and through repetition.
Rhymes can be shared almost anywhere – in the car or bus, the bath, in the supermarket. You can use rhymes during less popular activities to encourage children, for example, tidy up time, nappy changing, going to bed.
Toddler groups, pre-schools, nurseries and children’s centres are kicking off the challenge which involves parents and children learning five rhymes together.
The aim is for up to 4,000 children from Bradford to take part in the challenge once it is completed in March next year.
Parents wanting to take part in the challenge can contact Bradford Libraries Early Years Development Officer on 01274 433684 to find out how to get involved.
Staff working with the children will also be in with a chance to win one of the Bradford Libraries Rhyme Challenge Awards. Last year awards were given for best practice in libraries, toddler groups, children’s centres and nurseries along with a special individual award.
For this year’s rhymes and instructions click here
For more details contact your local library
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