The Importance of Rhythm!

This is an interesting article Why aren't there more musical instruments in children's books? in the Guardian.

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So, do we have musical instruments in our books? Of course we do!

We have Hoot the Tooting Newt with his beautiful golden flute, Snoot the Coot who plays the lute and even a fruit bat who plays the drums.

Then there's Jacqueline the Black Alpaca who plays a great pair of bright red maracas!

And the article certainly got me thinking about the importance of rhythm in the development of language and literacy. Rhythm provides a key link in the enagement of children with reading.

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