Video Courses

Rhyme with Me

IACET Accredited
0.3 CEUs 2.5 Training Hours

Words, rhythm, and rhyme come together to spark children’s imaginations, build strong relationships, and encourage learning. See how you can pair rhythm and rhyme with powerful, brain-building moments.

100% Free
Time to complete
2.5 Hours
Provides a
Certificate of Training
Recommended for
  • Teachers who work with infants and toddles
  • Families of infants and toddlers
  • Childcare program and site directors
By the End of This Course You’ll Be Able To
  • Explain how rhythm and rhyme improves early literacy skill in infants and toddlers
  • Identify and recognize best practices for reading rhyming books with infants and toddlers
  • Use brain-building rhythm and rhyme activities throughout the entire day
Why It Matters
  • Rhythm and rhyme helps children’s brains make powerful connections to prepare their brains for learning
  • Rhythm and rhyme moments are opportunities to build strong connections with children

How it Works

  • Learn at Your Own Pace

    You don’t have to finish the course all in one sitting. In fact, we recommend you take this course a little bit at a time, incorporating what you’ve learned in the classroom.

  • Earn IACET CEUs

    In order to pass and receive IACET CEUs for this course, you will first need to complete all the lessons, then complete the end of course assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

  • Free Guided Resources

    As you go through a course, we’ll introduce you to free resources that will help you implement what you’re learning.

  • Never Learn Alone

    Have a question on what you’re learning in the course or how to use a resource? Reach out to the Cox Campus community for advice or to lend a helping hand to others.


  1. Lesson 1

    Rhythm & Rhyme - A Lot More Than Just Fun Time!

     Duration 13  minutes
    Rhythm & Rhyme is an ideal time to be responsive and build not only great relationships with infants and toddlers, but also their early language and literacy skills.
  2. Lesson 2

    Rhyme and Song Make the Brain Strong!

     Duration 23  minutes
    Explore the many activities that fall under Rhythm & Rhyme and the important benefits these have for children.
  3. Lesson 3

    You Bring Rhythm & Rhyme to Life!

     Duration 22  minutes
    At the end of this lesson you will be prepared to bring Rhythm & Rhyme to life by putting into practice all the different features of great rhythm and rhyme teachers.
  4. Lesson 4

    Rhythm & Rhyme for All Ages

     Duration 28  minutes
    In this lesson you will learn what to expect from infants and toddlers in rhythm and rhyme activities and how to present these activities in ways that support their development and participation.
  5. Lesson 5

    TIPS for Reading Rhyming Books

     Duration 36  minutes
    When you finish this lesson, you will be ready to read rhyming books with infants and toddlers in three different ways using TIPS.
  6. Lesson 6

    Rhythm & Rhyme All the Time

     Duration 19  minutes
    You can plan ahead to include a rhythm and rhyme activity at many different times in your daily schedule. This lesson will show you how.
  7. Lesson 7

    Rhyme Lesson 7: End of Course Assessment

     Duration 16  minutes
    In this lesson, you will take the end-of-course assessment. You must score 80% or higher to pass the assessment and receive your certificate of completion.

Your Facilitator

Angela Shelton, M.A.T.
Rollins Center Birth-3rd Grade Facilitator
Angela is a Rollins Center Facilitator. She is a member of the Rollins’ Content Development Team for online learning courses for Cox Campus and provides online coaching on Cox Campus practices.

Success Stories

  • "I love the Cox Campus courses because I am able to log on at my convenience and learn a little more information to help me be a better teacher/caregiver and even a better parent."
    Infant/Toddler Teacher
  • "I have experienced more meaningful conversations with my students and have seen them flourish in literacy due to the incorporation of strategies I’ve learned."
    Pre-K Teacher
  • "I have learned so much to take back to my classroom. I’m using these learning experiences to help strengthen the language of each child and I see a difference each day in the children’s language."


The Cox Campus is the digital outreach platform for the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy. Our team is composed of experienced teachers, early learning and language experts, neuroscientists, school leaders, speech language pathologists and authorities in adult learning and curriculum design to give all children access to the Science of Reading to change the odds for all children.

The Rollins Center, of the Atlanta Speech School, in some cases, may allow an instructor, facilitator, content editor or a subject matter expert or consultant with proprietary interests to conduct professional development activities at Rollins events, provided that appropriate disclosure of such interest is made. Disclosure of proprietary interest will be made on course material and at the beginning of the course/learning event, when applicable.