Raa Raa Rhyme

Raa Raa’s home − the Jingly Jangly Jungle − is full of sounds, music and noises. Rhyming words and sounds help the friends to learn new things about the world around them.

Why Rhyme?
Rhyme and rhyming words play an important part in the development of early literacy skills. The simplicity of nursery rhymes is appealing to children from an early age as they like the sound of the rhyming words and the rhythm that accompanies them. Children love the repetition and silliness of these nursery rhymes!

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Rhyming Pairs Game

Raa Raa’s friend Topsy likes to learn new words whenever she can and likes to show off how many words she knows to her friends. Encourage your child to discover new words and rhyming sounds through this fun, creative game.

What you need:

  • Pairs of rhyming objects or images of objects such as a shell and a bell, a cat and a hat, a sock and a rock etc
  • A tray

What to do:

  • 1.

    Fill a tray with pairs of rhyming objects or pictures, such as a shell and a bell.

  • 2.

    Hold up two objects at random.

  • 3.

    Name the items you are holding up and ask your child to repeat the names of the objects aloud. Ask your child if the names sound the same or do they sound different?

  • 4.

    Discuss that the object names, which sound the same, are rhyming words.

  • 5.

    Share a few examples of rhyming objects, saying their names aloud.

  • 6.

    Next ask your child to choose an object from the tray and say its name aloud; you may like to say the name first and the child then repeats it.

  • 7.

    Encourage your child to pick another object which they think has a rhyming name. Make sure you name both objects aloud.

  • 8.

    Invite your child to match all the objects until the tray is cleared.