Children love both rhythm and rhyme. Toddlers and preschoolers can’t help but groove to music that has both elements. Even we adults find ourselves tapping our toes and bouncing to the beat of whatever is coming from our car radios. Rhythm is part of our bodies’ design. God made us to respond emotionally and physically in different ways to different rhythms.
Rhyme resonates with our need for order, organization and prediction. It keeps young minds (and old) attuned to the story or song.
However, there are a few key things to keep in mind when writing in rhyme.
Breaking these guidelines when we write is the main reason editors don’t want stories written in rhyme unless it is PERFECT. One of the main reasons they reject our manuscripts.