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How Rhymes Can Be An Essential Tool For Reaching And Teaching Children

Written by: Daniel David Leaver, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

Executive Contributor Daniel David Leaver

In this article, I will demonstrate and explain the importance and benefits of rhyming words in lessons and story writing.

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Understanding a child is the first step in effective teaching. They want to learn and always study and emulate us, even since birth. A newborn pays attention and is constantly learning; they know, for instance, that making noise will get attention. This basic fundamental begins the learning journey. When they have your attention, you will also have theirs. As they grow and develop effective communication through facial expressions and body language, we also learn how to read them and what they come to mean. We are constantly reading; sometimes, it is the words and language we use, and other times, it can be body language, surroundings, weather, or many other things.

Once that language is translated into words and sentences, the teachings and lessons become more complex, and they begin learning a new world. We should never stop learning; reading and reasoning become necessary survival skills. Education and, more critically, retention is dependent on that attention. Thus, finding more straightforward and effective ways of teaching will help with the learning process. Using structured rhyming sentences has long been an effective and easy way to achieve this. Using narrative poems can make learning fun and even invoke song and dance; such involvement will make memory easier. Memorizing the lyrics can and will make a child feel involved and thus want to achieve. It is evident that rhymes have been around for a long time and will not go anywhere. We use them in our stories, songs, education, and play. Children pick them up quickly; thus, it is an effective teaching tool.

Britannica has a great article defining the different types of rhyme and a summary of how to use and structure them.

I use the techniques to demonstrate different lessons in life for development. In The Roar, for example, the underlying message is that facing your fears will strengthen your character. In Believe in Yourself, I demonstrate the impact that believing in yourself will play as we age. That belief, either good or bad, will shape our destiny. The article, The Ripple Effect Of Teaching Positive Mental Skills To Teens And Athletes by Nadia Chapman explains this further.

Teaching will be more enjoyable and effective if you instill a desire and love for learning in the student. The willingness and ability to memorize lessons will be easier and more productive with rhyme.

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Daniel David Leaver Brainz Magazine

Daniel David Leaver, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Daniel Leaver is an American author who grew up in Indiana. He is a faith-based writer who enjoys his time with family and friends. Daniel is best known for loving children, animals, and nature. He is an empathic writer and cleverly crafts stories that can encourage and aid in mental health awareness. A profound animal and nature lover, he can usually be found in a peaceful and quiet place.



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