Counting Rhymes provide opportunities for children to
practice a range of math skills including counting, numeral recognition,
addition and subtraction. In addition to these benefits, research suggests that
early learning of traditional rhymes and rhythmic poems, songs, and chants
significantly enhances early reading skills and phonemic awareness. Our Counting Rhymes e-Book contains both traditional and modern rhymes ready to use in your classroom. See the Counting Rhymes Preview for sample pages.
The rhymes in this e-Book are included in four formats:
1. Large Rhyme Page can be enlarged and used as a Shared Reading text. Focus on one rhyme per week and create a class Counting Rhymes Big Book. Alternatively, save the file to your computer and project it onto your interactive whiteboard during Shared Reading sessions.
2. Small Rhyme Page can be photocopied and cut in two for children to paste into
their individual Counting Rhymes Book
(an unlined notebook works well for this). Add a rhyme each week and have them
available to children during reading sessions.
3. Cloze Activity Pages provide practice in writing numerals while reading rhymes. Once children are familiar with the rhyme these can be either laminated and used as a Center activity with dry erase markers or used as a pencil and paper activity.
pages can be:
a) laminated and cut into the marked strips for use as a Center activity. Children can put the sentences back in order to make up the whole rhyme.
b) used to make a class book, with children working in pairs to illustrate one page of the book to match their sentence strip
c) photocopied for children to cut and paste back in order in their Counting Rhymes Book.
Innovating on the text:
Some rhymes include templates for students to innovate on the structure of the
text to create original rhymes for display as wall stories or class books. Once
children are familiar with the structure of a rhyme the templates can be used
to write your own rhymes as a class or individually. Brainstorm and list
appropriate words to replace words from the rhyme that have been omitted on the
template. Children can then use these lists as a reference when making up their
own versions of the rhyme.
***Please note that the font used on the rhyme pages in this E-book is Primer Print. If you do not have this font on your computer the rhymes may not print as intended. Primer Print is available as a free download for both Mac and Windows machines.
Download your copy of this E-book now and save to your computer!
*The Multiple User License allows the eBook materials to be used in an unlimited number of classrooms within one school site.
For information on ordering a Multiple User or District User License with a Purchase Order see this page.