This lovely woman, Della Palacios, is now living in Boulder, Colorado. One of her offerings is Souns and Rhymes classes for little people. Get to know this remarkable talent. I celebrate that she is a Souns trainer as well!
Souns and Rhymes
The design of this class is to establish a foundation so firm that no holes will ever appear in fundamental literacy skills. It’s a simple brilliance that makes it so profound. Souns® and Rhymes classes consist of two core elements: letter sounds and nursery rhymes. Parents interact with children as language and literacy is brought to life.
I used Souns with my children and taught them nursery rhymes, but it was not until they were three and four years old. Now, I am having the pleasure of watching one-year old babes learn nursery rhymes and letter sounds. Two weeks ago, a 16 month-old said “row row row” in eager anticipation of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” Another 17-month old pointed out the “mmm” when asked on the poster displaying the rhyme “mary had a little lamb.” She connected the label of the Souns symbol, /mmm/, to the print on the poster.
Simple is best. Teach children nursery rhymes. Teach children letter sounds with lower case letters first. Children will read.