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RHYMES FOR OLDER CHILDREN

 

The following verses are more appropriate for the older child as an aid to remembering those difficult dates and subjects:-

 

ROMAN NUMERALS


X
stands for playmates TEN;

V
for FIVE stout, stalwart men;

I
for ONE, as I'm alive;

C
for HUNDRED and D for FIVE*** (This is five hundred)

M
for a THOUSAND soldiers true,

And L for FIFTY, I'll tell you.

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Important dates in History

William the Conqueror, ten sixty-six        (1066)
Played on the Saxons oft cruel tricks.

Columbus sailed the ocean blue,
In fourteen hundred and ninety-two        (1492)

The Spanish Armada met it's fate,
In fifteen hundred and eighty-eight.        (1588)

In sixteen hundred and sixty-six             (1666)
London burnt like rotten sticks.

 

 

Anyone who has had to learn English will know just how difficult it can be coming to terms with all the various pronunciations - words that are spelled the same can sound very, very different.

Sarah Nicholson has kindly provided some excellent links to sites featuring fun poems highlighting many of these idiosyncrasies.

http://www.etni.org.il/farside/funpoem.htm

  http://www.mipmip.org/tidbits/pronunciation.shtml 


 

Rhymes can make learning fun for all concerned and there are others on site including one to help with simple arithmetic, several to help when teaching the alphabet, others for memory, counting stones and a few for older children.

 

 

 

 

 


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