Sounds in Words: Rhyme
There are many different types of sounds in words. For example, rhyming words represent a type of sound relationship between words. Children need to have the ability to recognize when words rhyme. Words rhyme when they have the same ending sound. For example, blue and shoe rhyme and moon and spoon rhyme. When children recognize words that rhyme and can say a word that rhymes with a word they are given, they can use known words to read new words—for example, they can use the known word fall to help read the unfamiliar word wall.
Nursery Rhyme Time <<--PRINTABLEHelp your child practice rhyming.
Rhyme TimeKey Points About the Video
- At the beginning, Mom describes what a rhyme is and shows her son how to play the game.
- Throughout the game, Mom describes the meanings of words, like random and pot.
- Mom explains why words rhyme or don't rhyme.
Rhyme Time <<--PRINTABLEHelp your child match rhyming words.
Read Aloud and Rhyme (Green Eggs and Ham)Key Points About the Video
Books to Share
- Mom pauses at the end of sentences and encourages her son to say the rhyming word.
- Mom reads with expression to model good reading.
- Mom uses the word persistent and describes what it means to help build vocabulary.
A list of suggested books that you can read to your child to practice listening for words that rhyme.
- Most Dr. Seuss books (for example, Hop on Pop, Happy Birthday to You!)
- Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
- Room on the Broom by Julie Donaldson
- The Donut Chef by Bob Staake
- Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC by June Sobel
- The Flea's Sneeze by Lynn Downey
- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
- The Neighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews