5 Rhymes to Take Outside!

One activity that always brings me back to childhood is singing nursery rhymes. This includes clapping, skipping, and group rhymes, and anything learned from friends in the playground. I’ve never claimed to have a great singing voice, but that has … Continue reading

Rhymes that Bind is an Adult Literacy Program?

Nursery rhymes and lullabies for adults? The goal of the Centre for Family Literacy is to empower adult caregivers with the skills necessary to teach and pass on literacy and learning to the children in their care. In our programs, … Continue reading

How Rhymes can Encourage Play

Play is the highest form of research.    – Albert Einstein Halloween is one of our favourite times of year—families can have so much fun together with rhymes, games, crafts, snacks, and parties—and it provides a lot of opportunity for purposeful play. Play … Continue reading

What’s in Your Rhymes Toolbox?

Have you ever considered that you carry a toolbox as a parent? A toolbox used to be primarily for people of the trades, such as plumbers, mechanics, and electricians, but they are really for anyone who needs more than one … Continue reading

 Intergenerational Rhymes that Bind

Singing is a joyful and uplifting experience. It can make a huge difference in your day, and even more so in the days of the elderly. Singing offers many benefits, some of which are: It stimulates the body to release dopamine, which helps produce positive feelings For seniors, singing can … Continue reading

How does Rhymes that Bind Support Literacy Development?

The early literacy skills of children do not begin with reading and writing. The skills they need prior to reading and writing are listening, speaking, and understanding. All of these skills are practiced in the Rhymes that Bind program. Rhymes are fun, … Continue reading

Rhymes that Bind is . . .

Rhymes that Bind is Engaging Multicultural Rhymes programs build community; one small community happens on Thursday mornings in Edmonton at the Africa Centre, 13160 -127th Street, Early Learning Room between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. The group comes together once a week for … Continue reading

Multicultural Rhymes that Bind

Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star (in Mandarin) 一闪一闪亮晶晶,满天都是小星星 挂在天空放光明,好像许多小眼睛 一闪一闪亮晶晶,满天都是小星星   On Friday mornings, at the Multicultural Rhymes that Bind at Ellerslie Baptist Church, the program is a mix of Mandarin and English children’s tickle, action, and bouncy songs and lullabies. My first encounter … Continue reading