Children love singing! Singing is a fun way to use language and learn new words. Songs break down words into smaller parts, allowing children to hear different sounds. They also learn about syllables and rhyming while singing and listening to songs, because each syllable of a word is associated with a particular note.
Songs are great ways to introduce new vocabulary to children. Unique words are often used in order to make rhymes, so children hear more interesting words. Songs also help children learn the letters of the alphabet and how to count, and they’re also great memory boosters!
- Sing in the car, while getting dressed, or on a walk
- Check out music for free at the Library and play many kinds of music
- Clap along to rhythms
- Sing songs or do fingerplays fast, slow, and over and over
- Sing songs with rhyming words, silly words, and long stretched out words
- Sing even if you can’t carry a tune – your child won’t care!