When reading to children, one of the most popular go-to stories that parents choose to share are nursery rhymes. Nursery rhymes are old favorites that many parents remember from their own childhood. Many nursery rhymes are hundreds of years old, and there is a reason why these stories have stuck around and become classics. For thousands of years, even before the written word, stories were told orally and the best way to remember such stories was through song and rhyme. Putting a story to a tune, especially if the lines rhyme, helps with memory, which is why stories were shared like this before they could be written down and well after that.

Nursery rhymes today can be beneficial for children in many ways, and for many of the reasons listed below.

Brain Food
Not only are nursery rhymes a great way to acquaint children with language, but the mnemonic devices inherent in their structure can help bolster your child’s memory skills as well. According to Kay Vandergrift, Professor Emerita of Children’s Literature at Rutgers University, nursery rhymes are often a child’s first interaction or experience with literacy. Even if children cannot sit down and read a book on their own, the sing-song rhyming of nursery rhymes helps activate the parts of their brain that are active while learning and actively reading.

Cultural Significance
Nursery rhymes have become a staple of Western Culture, and many other parts of the world have their own equivalent songs and stories that have been passed down for centuries and generations. Since nursery rhymes are common among older generations, they provide a great way for families to bond and form a sense of shared understanding.

They’re fun!
You don’t really need a study to tell you that singing is fun, but when children are able to sing along and share the experience with others, it can be a great learning and social experience. This is why nursery rhymes are so popular at daycares and schools. The children can learn the rhymes and songs, sing along together, and sometimes even participate in dancing and re-enactments, such as the hand-holding and spinning that goes along with “Ring Around the Rosie”

Nursery Rhymes Personalized Book and Music
Nursery rhymes can be even more fun if they’re personalized, and KD Novelties offers a book and CD that can offer that experience. The Mother Goose Personalized Book and Music set puts a unique spin on the nursery rhymes that we all know and love by putting your child on an adventure to help Mother Goose find her way home. Along the way, they take part in nursery rhymes and meet Humpty Dumpty, the Cat and the Fiddle, Little Miss Muffet and many more favorite characters in this classic tale.

Oral storytelling has been a part of human culture since the very beginning, and nursery rhymes helps perpetuate that tradition while also teaching kids about language, boosting their memory, and getting their brains working. Sharing nursery rhymes with your kids will not only bring memories back of your own childhood, but you will be actively making new memories with your children as well.







When reading to children, one of the most popular go-to stories that parents choose to share are nursery rhymes. Nursery rhymes are old favorites that many parents remember from their own childhood. Many nursery rhymes are hundreds of years old, and there is a reason why these stories have stuck around and become classics. For thousands of years, even before the written word, stories were told orally and the best way to remember such stories was through song and rhyme. Putting a story to a tune, especially if the lines rhyme, helps with memory, which is why stories were shared like this before they could be written down and well after that.

Nursery rhymes today can be beneficial for children in many ways, and for many of the reasons listed below.

Brain Food
Not only are nursery rhymes a great way to acquaint children with language, but the mnemonic devices inherent in their structure can help bolster your child’s memory skills as well. According to Kay Vandergrift, Professor Emerita of Children’s Literature at Rutgers University, nursery rhymes are often a child’s first interaction or experience with literacy. Even if children cannot sit down and read a book on their own, the sing-song rhyming of nursery rhymes helps activate the parts of their brain that are active while learning and actively reading.

Cultural Significance
Nursery rhymes have become a staple of Western Culture, and many other parts of the world have their own equivalent songs and stories that have been passed down for centuries and generations. Since nursery rhymes are common among older generations, they provide a great way for families to bond and form a sense of shared understanding.

They’re fun!
You don’t really need a study to tell you that singing is fun, but when children are able to sing along and share the experience with others, it can be a great learning and social experience. This is why nursery rhymes are so popular at daycares and schools. The children can learn the rhymes and songs, sing along together, and sometimes even participate in dancing and re-enactments, such as the hand-holding and spinning that goes along with “Ring Around the Rosie”

Nursery Rhymes Personalized Book and Music
Nursery rhymes can be even more fun if they’re personalized, and KD Novelties offers a book and CD that can offer that experience. The Mother Goose Personalized Book and Music set puts a unique spin on the nursery rhymes that we all know and love by putting your child on an adventure to help Mother Goose find her way home. Along the way, they take part in nursery rhymes and meet Humpty Dumpty, the Cat and the Fiddle, Little Miss Muffet and many more favorite characters in this classic tale.

Oral storytelling has been a part of human culture since the very beginning, and nursery rhymes helps perpetuate that tradition while also teaching kids about language, boosting their memory, and getting their brains working. Sharing nursery rhymes with your kids will not only bring memories back of your own childhood, but you will be actively making new memories with your children as well.







There will come a time when parents are faced with the decision to leave their children at home on their own. Whether an emergency calls for the circumstance or your child asks to be trusted with the responsibility, a parent will be faced with this situation at some point. There are plenty of things that you need to consider.

Legal Factors
Is your child old enough to be left alone on their own?
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There are only three states in the US that require a child be of a certain age before being left at home alone. In Illinois, children need to be 14 years old in order to be left alone, in Maryland 8 and in Oregon 10. Just because the other states do not have any official age restriction does not mean that there aren’t other things that you need to consider. There are other child protection laws in place that you need to be aware of and you can look to these laws when it comes to determining when it may be appropriate for you to leave your children at home alone.

Taking on Responsibility
Are they mature enough?
If your state does not identify a certain age as being appropriate to leave a child at home, you will need to use your own discretion. Some children mature quicker than others, but as a parent you will need to use your judgement as well as your own knowledge and familiarity with your children to know whether or not they can handle being alone on their own. Children should be relatively self-sufficient, well-behaved and they should also know what to do in an emergency.

Being Prepared
Do they know what to do in the event of an emergency?
In the event that something should happen, it is important that you trust your children to take care of themselves and do the right thing. Do they know who to call in the event of an emergency? Do they know what numbers to call and what to say? Do they know what to do about strangers, people coming to the door, or answering the phone if it rings? These things are all good to know, and even though no one wants to think that anything will happen while they are away, it is always important that kids are prepared regardless.

Setting Ground Rules
What can or can’t they do?
You should also make sure that your kids know what is and isn’t allowed. Depending on their age and skill level, are they allowed to cook? Can they have friends over? Can they use the computer? And if they are watching younger siblings, make sure that they are aware of what the younger kids can and cannot do as well, and make sure that they know how to be authoritative and responsible in an appropriate way with younger siblings, as well.

There are many things that you need to keep in mind as a parent, and sometimes you will learn new things like rules and exceptions once you begin to experience letting your child stay at home alone. But remember, the most important thing is to trust and know your child before making any big decisions when it comes to giving them such a responsibility.

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