Rhymes provide a great tool for boosting vocabulary, non-verbal and overall communication skills in children from the early years. Even more so, in the case of children growing up bilingual or multilingual, nursery rhymes and rhyming stories are paramount. Moreover, they are at the core of helping the child to adopt every language in question as naturally as possible. At the same time, they enrich the cultural references the child has in each language and improve their confidence.
“Understanding the full value of nursery rhymes and songs will open up the learning opportunities for children and help create a positive attitude towards language.” – Early Years & Careers
Therefore, Diavazo couldn’t leave you without a book list of a great selection of stories in modern Greek that RHYME! Amazing illustrations and touching stories, these books promise a fun reading experience. We have to warn you, some of these rhymes are REALLY catchy. 🙂 Feel free to send us your recommendations or contact us for more!
Text by Lina Sotiropoulou
Illustrated by Natalia Kapatsoulia
As we affectionately call them the Greek “Pip and Posy”. Along with stories that encourage social intelligence, we also get to enjoy a fun rhyming reading with this adorable duo!
Text & Illustrations by Lida Varvarousi.
A very popular series among Greek readers. Trelodagkonitses feature stories with animals as their main characters. Every story, full with fun rhymes, tells about how creative thinking and daring to be different can go a long way.
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Pavlina Kostarakou is the owner and director of Diavazo Greek Books, a Greek bookshop that opened back in March 2018 and specialises in books in Greek or in English that have any relevance with the Greek language, history and culture, ancient or modern. As a bookseller and a person that mainly deals with authors, parents, teachers and students in their quest for good and better books and book ideas, Pavlina has a fair bit of experience on what the struggles might be in that aspect. Therefore, her main effort as a contributor in this excellent initiative of a blog will be to share this experience and facilitate the access to better books and even greater book ideas.
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