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Rhyme Time

As your child's first teacher, you have the opportunity to share new words, exciting ideas and imaginative play with your child anywhere and anytime. Rhyme Time demonstrates one way you can incorporate fun early learning experiences into your child's day.

During this lively 25 minute experience, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh children's librarians lead parents and their young children through a variety of rhymes and songs. The Library's Rhyme Time DVD compliments Mother Goose rhyme cards that are given to parents and caregivers to enhance traditional infant/toddler/preschool storytimes.

The DVD is comprised of four segments, which can be selected separately from the home menu:

Where moms and babies enjoy bouncing, tickling and rocking rhymes
Rhymes and songs with parents and children
Songs and rhymes with enthusiastic head start and daycare students
Songs and rhymes in Spanish

We invite you to watch parents and librarians share rhymes and songs with their young children -- and hope you and your child will chant along.


Practice the Five Early Learning Skills

Information about the five early learning skills identified by the American Library Association (ALA) as key factors that will ensure your child's success in school can be found at the end of the Rhyme Time DVD.

Funding for Rhyme Time was made possible through the Library Services and Technology ACT (LSTA) as administered through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.