Songs are a wonderful way for children to learn about language and pick up new words. Singing also slows down language so they can hear the different sounds that make up words. This helps when children begin to read printed language. There are some easy and fun things you can do with your child with songs and music.
- Sing the alphabet song to learn about letters
- Sing nursery rhymes so children hear the different sounds in words
- Clap along to the rhythm in songs so children hear the syllables in words
- Sing your own favorite songs so your child can share your passions
You are your child's first teacher, and your home is where your child begins to learn. Help your child get ready to read by providing early literacy opportunities around your home. In addition to singing, you can talk, read, write, and play with your child to help him