Monday, November 7, 2011

Music and Nursery Rhymes

Creative teachers or creative online resources can use music to teach various content across the curriculum. Teaching music to children will provide a new set of skills that will help to enhance their overall abilities. Kindergarten kids love to sing and learn new songs. What a super way to teach parts of the body, colors, numbers, names of the days of the week, names of the months of the years... Because a kindergarten age child has a relatively short attention span, keep your songs short and varied. It is better to do three five minute songs, than to spend 15 minutes on one song. So once again, choose songs that are either easy to teach, or that your child is already somewhat familiar with.

There is evidence that early learning of nursery rhymes and rhythmic poems, songs, and chants significantly enhances early reading skills and phonemic awareness. In fact, research highlights phonemic awareness as a strong predictor of a child’s reading success. What could be more fun and educational than learning to read and write by learning funny poems and rhymes!

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