Pre-Spelling & Reading
Tap into the power of interactive music to help children learn language skills with these highly interactive songs that will have children jumping, dancing, moving like animals, singing about farm animals, moving in creative ways, playing an African version of patty cake, playing rhythms with instruments, telling a musical story about the King of the Land of Cookie, spelling words and numbers and much more!
This module uses directed and imaginative movement songs for teaching phonemic awareness.
The children will associate their movements and actions with words like tap, dig, nap and hop. They will move their bodies like cats, bats, dogs and pigs. They will enjoy sounding out the names of animals on the farm.
The children will begin to learn the spelling of many age appropriate words as they play their instruments along with catchy songs like Take A Nap On A Mat and Spell One, Two, Three.
Songs For Teaching Phonemic Awareness (Spelling & Reading)
The most effective way to teach phonemic awareness is through songs and music. Children retain knowledge and
information when they sing it in a song and when they are moving their bodies and interacting with music. We hear from parents whose children come home singing these songs and want to teach them to their family.
When learning through music, children learn and retain information at an accelerated rate. When combined with more traditional teaching practices, these songs and curriculum become an even more effective opportunity for children to learn.
Music Makes Better Readers
Neuroscientists have found a clear connection between music and language development. Children who are involved in interactive music activities in early childhood become better readers.
Musical training enhances auditory processing skills
From birth we begin to learn to distinguish language from all other sounds in our environment. From there we learn how to detect patterns of stress, intonation and inflection in the phrases that we hear.
Exposure to music helps us to develop these auditory processing skills.
Interactive music and movement activities build musical skills that give a powerful boost to reading abilities
Directed and improvised movement activities, singing, responding to sounds, participating in rhyme and rhythm activities and learning to read musical notation and symbols all prepare children to become strong readers.
Music prepares children to learn to read and enhances their reading abilities once they become readers
The first and largest information gathering system in our brain is the Auditory Processing Network. Involvement in intentional music and movement activities helps children to create the biological building blocks for language.
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