Nursery Age 0 Curriculum Suggestions
by Katrina Lybbert
Babies enjoy a variety of literary experiences. Poetry, in addition to Nursery Rhymes, adds beautiful rhythmical language to the lessons. There are many different types of poems we can share with our babies. You may decide to follow my plan, or read from your favourite poets to your baby. Rediscover the beauty of poetry with your child!
I have chosen to use poems from Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses. My main reason for choosing these poems is because I have a wonderful CD by Ted Jacobs called A Child's Garden of Songs. Ted Jacobs has put some of Stevenson's poems, listed in my Poetry Lesson List below, to music. They are beautiful. Learning through music enhances every learning experience.
These poetry lessons can be
shared any time during the 2 weeks. If you have the CD, read/recite
the poem to your baby the first week of the lesson, then play the music
for that poem during the second week. Enjoy!
Poetry Lesson List
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