Wednesday, November 10, 2021

"Jack and Jill": A Read-Aloud-Rhyme

Click to see Vol. I, Issue 2 of the newsletter in which this article first appeared.

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Parents and teachers can read these rhymes aloud, and encourage little ones to repeat and even memorize them (I did when I was a kid!). If your child is ready, you can also move your finger along under the words so she or he connects the written word to its sound.

Jack and Jill went up the hill,
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down, and broke his crown.
And Jill came tumbling after.


Some words to talk about:

  • fetch: get; bring
  • pail: bucket
  • crown: head
  • tumbling: falling, and perhaps rolling (down the hill)


Encourage your child to tell the story of what happened to Jack and Jill in his or her own words. Where were Jack and Jill going? What were they going to do? What happened to Jack? What happened to Jill? How did Jack feel? How about Jill?

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