Rhyming words help the students to remember words more easily. Kids think playing with words that rhyme is fun, so they stay engaged in learning longer. Rhyme also helps them learn about language. They learn about word families and how words are put together. Kids also begin learning about the patterns, rhythms and structure of language through simple rhymes. Further, rhyming is necessary to reading and spelling because it can help readers appreciate the words that share common sounds.
For example: Rhyming words of ‘ound’ - crowned, found, ground, hound, mound, pound, round, sound, wound, around, surround
There are four types of rhyming words..
Head Rhyme is also known as alliteration. In this type of rhyme, the initial consonant sounds of the rhyming words match with each other, such as sea and seal, ship and short etc.
End Rhyme is the most common type of rhyme. It refers to the rhyming of the final words of consecutive lines in a poem.
Internal Rhyme is a type of rhyme which involves the rhyming of two words within the same line in poetry.
Cross Rhyme refers to matching sounds at the end of intervening lines.