What do Little Miss Muffet and Humpty Dumpty have in common? They taught generations of young children (like us) how to rhyme. We were learning phonemic awareness and we didn’t even know it!
Phonemic awareness is a fancy term that means that kids understand that words are made up of a series of sounds, put together. It's a critical piece in learning to read. Rhyming helps kids perfect it, plus, rhymes are something kindergarteners are drawn to naturally. For a fun game that uses rhymes, try this activity on for size!