Rhyme Time for Early Learners

Can you remember any rhymes you learned growing up? You probably can! Rhymes are easy to remember for a lot of reasons. They break language down into smaller pieces, helping children discover all the sounds that make up language.

Children learn through play and playing with language in rhymes helps practice patterns and sequences. Action rhymes add in movement, which can help with hand-eye coordination, understanding the language and remembering the rhymes. And of course, sharing rhymes with your child is fun!

Our librarians are here to share some rhymes. Watch these videos and the rest of the playlist to learn more rhymes. There are rhymes in English and Spanish in the videos, as well as in our list of books below.


Find even more action rhymes in these great books.

Pio peep! Find rhymes in Spanish, including some of the ones in the videos, in this collection which also includes their English translations.

Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out! You may recognize some of the games, songs and stories in this book from your childhood. But even if you don't, you'll have a blast learning new ones and sharing them with your child.

Giggly Wiggly: The nonsense rhymes in this board book invite you to come up with your own actions, or see how your child responds and copy their actions.

What's your favorite action rhyme to do with your child?