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Time for a Rhyme | Babies love libraries | Birmingham City Council

Time for a Rhyme

Nursery rhymes and traditional songs are some of the very first stories we share with young children. The rhythm and pulse of a nursery rhyme helps babies learn how language works, predicting words and what comes next.

Singing songs can really boost a child's speech and language development, as well as introducing early literacy and numeracy. By regularly singing nursery rhymes, your baby will quickly learn and start to repeat song words, increasing their vocabulary and developing their imagination.

Libraries have a wide selection of nursery rhymes, action rhymes and counting rhymes in books and on cd for you to borrow and enjoy with your baby.