Rhyme language development
Rhymes are not only fun but also very educational. Because when we rhyme with children, the meaning and pronunciation of new words are learned faster than with ordinary conversation or reading aloud. When we rhyme, we pronounce the words more clearly and slower than we would otherwise do. Playing with rhyme not only strengthens the understanding and memory of new words (impressive language comprehension), and the pronunciation of new words as well as the ability to use them (expressive language comprehension), but the phonological attention is also strengthened.
Phonological attention is the awareness of the sounds of the words rather than the meaning. Studies show that children who are phonologically aware have an easier time with the first reading learning. Therefore, it may be a good idea to train phonological awareness before starting reading.
When you play Bingo with rhyme, the child’s concentration, memory and turn-taking are also strengthened by playing, but remember that the game must first and foremost be a fun and playful activity – because children learn best through play and when they have fun.