The Power of Parenting

Friday, 09 October 2020

Rhyming Role Play

Reciting and singing simple nursery rhymes like Bell Horses is a great way for children to develop their language skills. Here is a simple Comfort, Play & Teach™ activity that will have children moving creatively as they say their favourite rhymes!

Bell horses, bell horses
What's the time of day?
One o'clock, two o'clock
Time to go away!


  • Recite the rhyme a few times and invite him to say the words with you.
  • As you say the rhyme, pat the beat on your lap. Your child can join you in doing this or tap the beat with a simple instrument such as jingle bells.
  • Encourage your child to gallop like a horse as you say the rhyme together.



Here's what to do while you make it:


Enjoy this more with Comfort, Play & Teach™:

Comfort:Children enjoy hearing familiar rhymes repeated again and again. They develop pride in their growing language skills when they recite the rhymes too!

Play:Creative thinking and imagination are supported when children have the opportunity to pretend and role play.

Teach:Nursery rhymes help children learn to hear rhythm patterns in language and the musical quality of words.