What Are Taiwanese Nursery Rhymes?
Research by Harrison
STATEMENT No. 1
In early days, many people were undereducated. According to research in children’s vocabulary development, a one-year-old understands three words. They can averagely speak 272 words one year later, and 896 words when they are three. Children aged three to six are mostly able to speak more than 1000 words. In terms of syntax development, children aged two to three can comprehend simple grammatical structures. Kids above three (and below six) are starting to use complex sentences. This shows that preschoolers make surprising progress in the command of language before reaching the age of six. This is really an important phase for children to learn a language. If preschoolers can be taught to sing nursery rhymes, they can become more fluent speakers, and also develop healthy characters and respect for their native culture.
STATEMENT No. 2
Taiwanese nursery rhymes provided many children with a lot of fun and happiness in that materially deprived time. Those light-hearted rhythms and jolly words sang by many parents to their children, or among children, were the best carrier that helps to pass on ancestors’ culture, language, and wisdom.
Taiwanese nursery rhymes are mostly in rhyme, and can be easily chanted and remembered by any person. Many of them comprise antithesis sentences and are rhythmic.
STATEMENT No. 3
Taiwanese nursery rhymes had been good company for the children in rural areas in early days. The simplicity and humor shown in these rhymes, as well as its easy-to-remember rhythm, can help children effortless learn a language well.
Group Discussion by 6 Little Sparkles
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Origin of songs
Legend of Songs
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