Building Literacy Through Nursery Rhymes and Children’s Poetry

(67 customer reviews)

This course explores the use of nursery rhymes and children’s poetry as learning tools in the Early Care and Education (ECE) environment. Course participants will learn why rhymes and poems are good for the brain and overall child development and techniques for using poetry in the ECE environment. This course also focuses on teaching a basic understanding of poetic forms and literary devices every ECE professional should know.

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Georgia, Kentucky, Nevada, New York

67 reviews for Building Literacy Through Nursery Rhymes and Children’s Poetry

  1. Jennifer Sherald

    I just took the LIT102: Building Literacy Through Nursery Rhymes and Children’s Poetry course and my note taking pages were FILLED with notes! I have always used nursery rhymes in my class, but this course affirmed why they are helpful, and how they benefit our students. I made sure to add more nursery rhyme activities into our preschool day and my students have been enjoying them. My favorite quote from the course was, “In ECE we do not study poems, we play with them,” and I could not agree more. We have done nursery rhymes in the block center, on our felt board, re-telling them with small props, and acting them out. I would recommend this course to all early childhood educators.

  2. Teresa ELLENWOOD, GA

    very informative

  3. Maryann PIPERSVILLE, PA

    this opened my eyes a bit to why nursery rhymes are a good sourseof learning and fun for older toddlers

  4. Kelly COLUMBIA, MD

    I really enjoyed this class! I learned quite a few things I never knew, and it gave me different perspective on nursery rhymes.


    I love how well organized a CCEI course is. I love the handouts, that you can start a course, take a break, and pick it right back up where you left off.

  6. Angela DEL CITY, OK

    I really enjoyed this course.


    very helpful

  8. Teresa LITTLE RIVER, SC

    This was an excellent course

  9. Alberta ALEXANDRIA, VA

    Great training

  10. Marcia GASTONIA, NC

    I enjoyed the course.

  11. Victoria TX, TX

    Everything was well organized

  12. Carol IRONDALE, AL

    I enjoyed this course!

  13. Amanda DALLAS, TX

    CCEI – winner for professional development!

  14. Letoya CANDLER, NC



    It was a great and fun course.

  16. Rosa COBDEN, IL

    Thanks for the course.

  17. Clarissa GLEN BURNIE, MD

    Thank you very informative and will going to implement in my class.

  18. Brianna TENNESSEE, TN

    Good topic

  19. Dollie PHOENIX, AZ

    learned new info in this class training


    User friendly

  21. Enis Marcella PEACHTREE CITY, GA

    i liked this course

  22. Kaelia OKLAHOMA CITY, OK


  23. Betty BYRON CENTER, MI

    I learnt a lot

  24. Tabitha CEDAR PARK, TX

    i enjoyed this course

  25. Melinda PORTSMOUTH, VA

    Good course

  26. Kathleen GRAND RAPIDS, MI

    I learned so.much with this training! I love teaching nursery rhymes with toddlers

  27. Malaika MABLETON, GA

    Good job overall!

  28. Julia HAMDEN, CT

    great information

  29. Deanna LELAND, NC

    I love these classes.

  30. Felicia WALLA WALLA, WA

    I really enjoyed this course and plan to implement more poetry and rhymes in my class!


    thank you for providing the classes

  32. Rosemarie FORT MILL, SC

    This course gave me new ideas to implement .

  33. Victoria SPARKS, NV

    I really enjoyed this class and it has inspired me to share more in the classroom

  34. Dorothy BROOKLYN, NY

    the courses are exciting an d meaningful

  35. Deborah TAYLOR, MI

    Thank you for the information needed to build literacy for my students.

  36. Valerie SPRING, TX

    This was a really good course. Thank you.

  37. Brandi HAYMARKET, VA

    I REALLY appreciated the inclusion of some finger plays at the end, as well as links to the resources. I also found the last video of the librarian acting out finger plays very helpful, as well as the circle time where the boy chose the Little Miss Muffet rhyme for the class.


    This course was truly fun, interesting and very informative as well. Thank you.

  39. Richard BROOKLYN, NY

    Great Job, I will practice some songs to sing with my students from the last video.

  40. Lisa PHOENIX, AZ

    I enjoyed this course, brought back happy memories .

  41. Taylor LAWRENCE, KS

    I really liked this one! Thank you!

  42. Sharon MIRAMAR, FL

    I really enjoyed the class and learn a lot of things I never knew about poetry

  43. Haleigh CRYSTAL LAKE, IL

    Loved this topic

  44. Brandee LAVONIA, GA

    Course was thorough and provided insights into the importance of Nursery Rhymes with young children.

  45. Rena NEW YORK, CT

    I enjoyed this one very much. I took many English courses in college so it was right up my alley! (I think I just used a metaphor.)

  46. Patricia SAYVILLE, NY

    I thought this course was great and don’t really have any further suggestions. I enjoyed it.


    Great course! I will definitely recommend it to my colleagues who do not know many nursery rhymes or believe in their value.

  48. Veronica BIRMINGHAM, AL

    Very good

  49. Lisa NUTLEY, NJ

    Very Interesting

  50. patricia GLASTONBURY, CT

    This was my favorite course so far. I would love to see this presented at the Keefe-Bruyette Symposium in West Hartford.

  51. Mercedes ARLINGTON, VA


  52. Bria ROCK HILL, SC

    Everything was great!

  53. Latanya ESSEX, MD

    I truly enjoyed this course I got so much out of it.

  54. Sheresa MACON, GA

    This is a good Institute to learn online training.

  55. Ruby LAS VEGAS, NV

    Completely satisfied

  56. Marie HOLBROOK, NY

    Very enlightening course this was

  57. Karin MOUNT JULIET, TN

    great course

  58. Maranda LA GRANGE, KY

    great course!

  59. Lina LAS VEGAS, NV

    Very informative

  60. Natalie CORBIN, KY

    course was good

  61. Lorraine ARKPORT, NY

    Truly enjoyed this course.

  62. Nadine BEVERLY, MA

    I like this site because it is simple to use and provides a good overview of a topic.


    This online course helps me to work with the young children.

  64. Cheryl MILFORD, CT

    I really appreciated the links to finger plays and the videos you provided. Thank you.

  65. Karen CLEVELAND, TN

    Great course!

  66. Felicia CO SPGS, CO

    Going to be adding more poetry to my curriculum next year!


    Thank you for the nice class

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