Phonological awareness means learning about sounds in words, and part of that is rhyming. Have fun saying the “Five Little Ducks” rhyme with your child at home. The Library also has many board books and picture books that feature the rhyme.
“Five Little Ducks”
Five little ducks went out one day (flap)
Over the hills and far away. (wave motion with hand)
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack.” (talking motion with hand)
But only four little ducks came back. (flap)
Repeat with: Four, Three, Two, One, and No little ducks…
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
And five little ducks came wandering back!
–Tip by Mary S., Youth Services Department Head