If you’re looking for the best children’s books that rhyme, you’ve come to the right place. Rhyming books are fantastic as they allow children to learn about rhythm and pace whilst enjoying the magic of reading.
Rhyming books for kids can be fun to read and the rhythm found in these books will help children to develop literacy skills such as phonemic awareness.
I have to say, children’s rhyming stories are my favorite type of reading book for both toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten kids. I absolutely love them!
I’m sure you will also love this collection of rhyming books for kids. I’ll also share some fantastic craft ideas to go alongside one or two of these fun children’s books that I share.
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What Is Phonemic Awareness?
Rhyming helps a child to develop phonemic awareness, but what does the term Phonemic awareness mean?
A phoneme is a sound and through using words that rhyme either in books, nursery rhymes or songs children are able to develop essential skills such as anticipating the next word in the sentence. By doing this children are able to develop their speech and literacy skills and prepare for the next stage of reading.
The Best Rhyming Children’s Books
Whether you’re looking for the best rhyming books for toddlers or a rhyming books for kids, here is a fabulous list for you to choose from. Enjoy!
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy
An introductory book in the Maclary series, this one’s a great pick to get started with. It has beautiful watercolor illustrations alongside a catchy rhyme.
Ten Little Fish
What could be better than a book full of rhymes that also sharpens your little one’s counting skills and introduces him to underwater creatures? That’s exactly what this book packs in.
Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom has been one of the top choices for toddler moms across the globe. This magical rhyming story with bright and colorful illustrations became so successful that it is now a 27 minute long animated film too!
Worked on by the creators of Room on the Broom, Stick Man is another excellent choice to get your hands on. It is a heart warming tale perfect for Christmas!
Wait up! That’s not all. Keep scrolling to find some more exciting and fun titles that I’ve absolutely loved.
Parts (Picture Puffin Books)
Commotion in the Ocean
Oi Frog! (Oi Frog and Friends)
Fox in Socks: Dr. Seuss
Pig the Pug
What The Ladybird Heard
Some Dogs Do
Each Peach Pear Plum
Giraffes Can’t Dance
The Going-To-Bed Book
Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book
A Gold Star for Zog
Night Monkey Day Monkey
Now that you’ve introduced your little one to fun rhymes, it is time to take it up a notch and get him to try some crafts and activities centered around his favorites! And guess what? I have the list for just that!
- Room on the Broom Craft
- The Gruffalo Book Craft & Reading Resource
- Easy Cat in the Hat Preschool Craft
- Five Little Ducks Printable & Activity Ideas
- Best Dr Seuss Day Activities For Kids
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.
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