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Concept: Make rhyming words

Definition:

  • Rhymes words are words that have similar ending sounds.
  • They often produce sounds like music when we utter those words.
  • It is taught to children through nursery rhymes that improve their vocabulary and help them to memorize songs.

Examples:

The nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty” uses rhyming words throughout the entire poem.

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.”

In this rhyme, the words “Humpty” and “dumpty” rhyme. Both have the same ending, and they sound almost the same when we utter these two words.

The words “wall” and “fall” also rhyme in this poem. Though they don’t sit next to each other in the sentence, they rhyme with each other.

Let’s look at a few more examples below:

a)

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In this example, both the words end with the sound ‘at’.
b)

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The words ‘fun’ and ‘sun’ both end with the sound ‘un’.

Look at the list of rhyming words that we often use.

Ball Tall All Call
Cat Mat Hat Rat
Four Door Score Bore
Big Dig Fig Rig
Hare Bare Share Care
Male Tale Bell Shell
Mop Cop Shop Stop
Beach Rich Each Teach
Face Race Base Case
Father Mother Brother Dollar
Funny Money Honey Sunny
Gift Lift Rift Shift

Why do we use rhyming words?

  • We use rhyming words because it makes a sentence easier to remember. It produces a flow in the language that children can easily grasp and memorize it easily.
  • Rhyming words helps children to explore the English vocabulary by allowing them to select the most appropriate words that can rhyme with another word
  • Usage of rhyming words makes learning very interesting. Children enjoy the flow of language and it stirs up their interest in learning more.

Common mistake:

Rhyming words do not always have to look the same or similar.

Examples:

The words “sky” and “pie” do not look the same. They do not even have the same letters.

However, both the words sound similar when we say them out loud.

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