Think about rhyme & poetry for your youngest children, too! Rhyming, singing, and rhythm all help your young child get ready to learn to read! Children who know how to rhyme words by the time they are four years old have a much easier time learning read. Singing and rhythm help your child hear the smaller sounds in words because each syllable usually gets its own note or beat. So check out Washington County Library's videos of songs and activity rhymes! They are short and fun. Watch them, learn them, and then have great fun doing them with your child! You are helping her or him get ready to learn to read!