The Impact of Nursery Rhymes on Enhancing Speaking Skills of Grade Three and Four Students

Mohan Kumar Pradhan *

Patshaling Primary School, Tsirang, Bhutan.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This action research study examined the impact of nursery rhymes on enhancing the speaking skills of grade three and four students. The study was conducted in an elementary school setting, with a focus on identifying whether the incorporation of nursery rhymes into the curriculum could effectively improve the speaking abilities of young learners.

The study employed a quantitative approach involving pre-test and post-test. The study began by assessing the speaking skills of grade three and four students through pre-tests, which included tasks such as pronunciation, vocabulary, fluency and confidence.

The findings of this action research suggest that nursery rhymes have a positive impact on enhancing the speaking skills of grade three and four students. The quantitative analysis post-test result revealed a significant improvement in students' speaking abilities after the integration of nursery rhymes into the curriculum.

This research highlights the potential benefits of incorporating nursery rhymes into elementary education as a means to enhance speaking skills. The study provides valuable insights for educators, curriculum developers, and policymakers interested in improving language education for grade three and four students. Further, research is recommended to explore the long-term effects of nursery rhyme integration and its applicability in diverse educational contexts.

Keywords: Nursery rhymes, speaking skills, action research


How to Cite

Pradhan, Mohan Kumar. 2024. “The Impact of Nursery Rhymes on Enhancing Speaking Skills of Grade Three and Four Students”. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies 50 (7):549-57. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajess/2024/v50i71486.

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