An Experimental Study on Using Rhymes to Build English Vocabulary Among Kindergarten Pupils in Bousher, Oman


  • Srija Karote Rajan Faculty of English Language and Literature, Lincoln University College, Malaysia
  • Uranus Saadat Faculty of English Language and Literature, Lincoln University College, Malaysia



This study explores the impact of nursery rhymes on enhancing vocabulary skills among kindergarten students. It specifically focuses on the use of nursery rhymes to improve English vocabulary among young learners. The research involved five English teachers and sixty students aged 4.5 to 6 years from Indian School Bousher, Oman. Two groups were formed: control and experimental, with the experimental group taught English using nursery rhymes over a ten-week period, while the control group received traditional instruction. Data from pre-tests and post-tests were analyzed descriptively, supplemented by interviews with the English teachers. The independent variable was the use of nursery rhymes, and the dependent variable was vocabulary. The study found that nursery rhymes significantly enhanced vocabulary scores among kindergarten students, as evidenced by various assessments such as word-picture matching, identifying rhyming words, and solving crossword puzzles. Moreover, nursery rhymes play a pedagogically significant role in teaching English vocabulary, facilitating memorization, retention, and comprehension of words in an engaging manner. They encourage students to infer new word meanings and foster a fun learning environment, thereby boosting motivation, self-confidence, and reducing anxiety.


Rhymes, Vocabulary, Kindergarten Students, English Language


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How to Cite

Karote Rajan, S., & Saadat, U. (2024). An Experimental Study on Using Rhymes to Build English Vocabulary Among Kindergarten Pupils in Bousher, Oman. International Journal of Emerging Issues in Social Science, Arts and Humanities ( IJEISSAH), 2(2), 91-104.