What are the benefits of the rhymes in motion?
I have a very crunched school year schedule with my kids. My almost 6-year-old LOVES Heart of Dakota (HOD)! I’m so thankful to have an open-and-go way to spend some special time each day with her. Every day she wants to find out what happens to Reddy Fox next! She is my youngest, and I’m committed to taking the time to do it with her each day. I intuitively know that the rhymes in motion part is worth the time, but I’m wondering if you can explain the specific benefits of that portion. (I think it will help me be faithful to do them even on the busy days!) What are the benefits of Little Hearts for His Glory’s (LHFHG’s) rhymes in motion? Thank you!
“Ms. Please Explain the Benefits of the Rhymes in Motion”
Dear “Ms. Please Explain the Benefits of the Rhymes in Motion,”
I am so glad that you are getting a chance to use LHFHG! We have loved it with our own boys, so we pray it may be a blessing to your family as well.
The rhymes in motion are written to integrate the left and right side of the brain. Saying the words and doing the motions call on different parts of the brain. As kiddos say the words and do the motions at the same time, the two sides of the brain are working together. Developing pathways between the two sides of the brain is especially important for kiddos in LHFHG as they are getting ready to read. So, I highly encourage you to do the rhymes in motion. Think of it as fun and easy brain integration therapy and reading readiness help all rolled into one!
As an additional bonus, the motions within the rhymes are also calling upon gross motor skills that are needing to be developed at this stage too. So, take the 5 minutes to do the rhymes. It is worth it!