Mother Goose preschool lesson plans are a fun way to teach children about nursery rhymes. Nursery rhymes have been almost traditional in our culture. Everyone has heard at least one nursery rhyme. This article will explain why nursery rhymes continue to be a good preschool teaching tool.
Nursery rhymes are short songs or poems that tell a story through rhymed verses. They are commonly associated with hands movements that go along with the story. They are usually easy to teach preschool children because of their rhyming nature. Teaching preschool children nursery rhymes, help them develop their vocabulary and counting skills.
Nursery rhymes can be found in almost every culture in the world. They are commonly passed down orally from one generation to the next. In many cultures, teaching children nursery rhymes is almost a tradition. Most of the most well known nursery rhymes date back as far as the seventeenth century. For example, Baa Baa Black Sheep can be found in writings from the middle ages.
Some cultures use music to pass down their form of nursery rhymes. They believe that these stories are sacred and do not pass them down until a boy reaches adulthood. Because it if forbidden for women or children to sing, they are only passed down by men to men.
Some nursery rhymes are short poems about things that have occurred in history. There are websites and books that claim to know the hidden meanings behind all nursery rhymes in existence. Many of these do not match up with the nursery rhyme while others do. Ring-Around-The-Rosie is said to be about the Bubonic Plague, but the symptoms do not match correctly and neither do the dates. However, Pop-Goes-The-Weasel does appear to have a creditable interpretation.
In nineteen eight seven a woman by the name of Gloria Delmar founded "Mother Goose Day". It is celebrated on May first, and is a celebration of appreciation for old nursery rhymes. This is a perfect time for preschool teachers to use their Mother goose lesson plans. There are many things you can use nursery rhymes to teach, one of the biggest thing being morals and manners. You can use many useful tools to teach nursery rhymes to children. Music, movement, dance, crafts and books are all great tools to teach nursery rhymes to children.
If you are planning to use a Mother goose lesson plan, you could start on May first and continue the lessons through-out the month. You could use one nursery rhyme at a time. Start by reading the rhyme to the children. Then discuss the morals and feelings that are depicted in the nursery rhyme. You can reinforce the lessons in each rhyme by drawing pictures, singing songs or with plays. Children will love the simplicity of the rhymes while learning valuable lessons from them.