Rhyme Boards can be used to develop children's attention and listening skills, language skills, and rhyme recognition skills. They are mainly for use with Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.
- Provide visual clues and prompts
- Promote good attention
- Encourage children to be actively involved
- Increase expressive language
- Improve rhyme recognition
They may be used with whole class or small groups of children.
What is a Rhyme Board?
A Rhyme Board is a way of teaching rhymes to a group of children using visual prompts. As the rhyme is said, symbols or objects are used to help the group understand and remember the words.
A typical Rhyme Board will include:
- A set of symbols or images that support the key words in the rhyme.
- A set of illustrative pictures that set the scene or allow animation of the rhyme e.g. small dolls, finger puppets, photos.
- A board on which to place the above as the rhyme is told
The Rhyme may be told by the adult to a group, but also pupils can join in by adding items to the board.