If you have been through it, am sure you know how simple it is to remember everything from head, shoulders, knees and toes but cannot be specifically at a place to remember what you got in Grade one. There’s a reason why you can remember what you were singing in school and at the same time forget what you were getting in class 15 or more years ago.
Songs have some magic to help something stick in the head. Actually, music is a powerful tool of learning English for both adults and children. Teachers all over the world understand the reasons behind this and hence use music to teach mathematics, languages and many other subjects.
Singing in class and making sure children are involved contributes heavily on teach behavior, social skills and basic skills. The songs used in Preschool such as twinkle twinkle little star use rhymes which helps children set their communication and vocabulary skills.
Now you don’t have to wait for the teacher to install these English learning skills on your child’s head. Teaching children English should start from home and proceed to school. Am sure every parent would like to hear their children speaking and writing fluent and highly creative essays in English.
Now when you are starting on this, you should be enthusiastic and at the same time give your children a lot of praise. This makes them feel appreciated and loved. If you have started teaching them english and they haven’t started speaking English immediately, don’t worry. Children need a certain amount of time and practice to come to this extent. As a matter of fact, there’s no better way for them to practice than singing those mind blowing songs while in lesson.
Why do you need to use music to teach your children English? ‘
Let’s start from the most basic reason, Children wants to feel appreciated as they read and write. There’s no better way to appreciate their efforts than singing and smiling to them frequently. If you can teach your child any music and at the same time smile and involve them, they will easily be ready to read and write more.
Teaching children nursery rhymes will soon help them be better readers. When they are singing, they naturally speak more English clearly and slowly.
Preschoolers love repetition and they usually learn more through this. Repetition is the key thing learning. Am sure you have heard them repeating something they hear frequently and at the same time start associating it with something they know.
Studies show that children who love music are better readers and speakers of English. There’s a lot to learn from the nursery rhythms and at the same time a lot more to relate to. The same studies shows that those children that love music have an easy time learning to speak.
There are a lot of new concepts that you can learn from preschool songs. This means that there’s no better way to teach your children some basic skills than singing and teaching them songs. Let them repeat certain skills and you will soon see some improvements.
Songs are really good ways to learn new words and let them stick on the child’s head. To make it even more involving, you should include some actions because songs with actions are particularly very good for young children.
On your part, you must work specifically harder to help them speak English well. Now start by doing the following.
Create a routine
Without a routine, there’s no consistent practice which would make your son/daughter perfect in English. At home, make sure you have a routine of your English times. The best thing to do in this case is to create frequent and not long sessions at home. This is the time she should practice English and later use songs to teach him/her along well.
Now use educative and familiar songs
Now that this kid knows when she should be waiting for you to learn some English, utilize those times by simply using simple and familiar English songs. Don’t mind if she doesn’t get one song and gets the other. Try wheels on the bus first. Make sure he/she can recite every word and at the same time keeps the rhythm.