Forget everything, just SING…

Forget everything, just SING…

Our house is full of songbirds! I mean, we never stop singing. Music is such an essential part of our lives, that at any point in the day, you will likely hear one of us humming, whistling, or belting out a tune or our favorite part of a song.

Besides the fact that I love to sing (a little pitchy and loud), there is a good reason why I incorporate and encourage singing for my little one.  It’s to build confidence in his use of language, in using his own voice.

As you will see in the video, sometimes we pick a book that also is a song. If you bear with my little guy, you will see him conquering all of the pre-reading skills found in the article below. Now I know that when a child his age “reads” a story, it’s good to keep in mind that the goal is building confidence in his delivery, and that he understands what he’s reading. Towards the end of the video, I let that objective slip my mind, and my son quickly reminded me. I don’t believe that I am alone when I say that I am eager for him to get things “right.” But, as parents, we can all learn a lesson by listening like I did, when my little man showed and told me in real-time that “I got it.”

Que reading One Love


 

Here are some additional resources to incorporate reading and singing into your routines.  

For babies and infants:    Look, Say, Sing, Play
For toddlers: Benefits of Singing
Types of Readers: What does it mean?
 

Creatively yours,

Courtney  


 

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