As a parent you are your kid's first and foremost teacher.
you help your kid learn to read, you open the door to a life-long love
of books and learning.
Oral language is the foundation for
Singing teaches your kid the sounds of language,
making it easier for them to learn how to read.
Singing also has a
positive impact on your kid's self-expression, cooperative play,
creativity, emotional well being, and development of social, cognitive,
communication and motor skills.
According to Robert A. Cutietta,
dean and professor of music education at the University of Southern
California's Thornton School of Music. "Several studies have shown
convincingly that singing and language skills are interconnected. The
patterns of words, rhymes, rhythms and tonal qualities inherent in songs
are incorporated easily and naturally by children as they learn to
speak and, eventually, to read."
As your child sings", Linda Page
Neelly, associate professor of music at the University of
Connecticut,explains, "he begins to explore, sequence and order sounds,
which are critical skills for reading"
So, start singing with
your kids and help them sing their way to reading success!!
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