Monday, 26 September 2011

Learning Language Through Experience

Good teachers know children learn through doing;
and when we attach language to the experience children gain understanding; 
and when that language is repeated, rhymed, slowed down and enjoyed it is practiced; 
and when it is shared with others our social skills develop.  

These are just some of the reasons why music is a powerful learning tool.  By creating songs around topics which are important in a child's world we can increase their learning experience. 
Learning road rules, remembering to brush your teeth or imagining you are a tiger can all be part of a musical experience. 
For more ideas have a listen to Stay and Play which has just received a GOLD award in the United Kingdom for excellence in early childhood education.