Communication and language: Feel the rhythm

Written by: Judith Harries, teacher based in Northampton
1 November 2018

Explore the work of Giles Andreae and tap into rhyme as a source of fun and creativity. Use it to develop early literacy skills, including listening and phonics preparation.

Many children’s authors use rhyming text to tell their stories, notably Giles Andreae who has written some classic books including Giraffes can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and of course, Pants.

He is also the celebrated creator of cheeky Purple Ronnie and the playful philosopher Edward Monkton, who’s thoughts most of us have read at some time in our lives! Telling stories with rhyming text instils a sense of rhythm and helps children to understand how language works. 

Resources

A collection of books by Giles Andreae

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