Rhyme Time: Arabella Miller with Alex

How do children learn that words stand for real objects and experiences? Through play! As you do this rhyme today, children practice what we call “symbolic play,” where their finger will become a caterpillar! Can you find a picture of a caterpillar in a story? Now can you find the word on a page? All of these are connected when learning language!


Little Arabella Miller
Found a fuzzy caterpillar.
First if climbed upon her mother,
Then upon her baby brother.
“Ugh!” said Arabella Millar
“Take away that caterpillar!”