In homeschooling, we must be creative teachers or facilitators to help our children achieve all they can. In our home, that has meant using music to teach content in the curriculum – essentially using music to promote my children’s learning. One of the most effective ways to engage my kids in homeschooling is with music coupled with movement. I have based my continuous use of this method on the results I see in my kids when we do this type of activity- enhanced retention, higher interest in material and improved behavior. Some studies show expanded brain growth, greater mathematical skill and increased intelligence with musical exposure!
The key to making this work is constant repetition and exposure. Sing in unexpected places, for fun, not just to practice and learn. If the song is fun and catchy, children will remember it easily and if you sing along, they will be more likely to retain it. Here are some links to song downloads and lyrics that teach for three subjects:
This song teaches how to make change.
This is a song about patterns.
This song is about geometry.
This song teaches the words for good night, bedtime and nightime.
–The Spanish Alphabet Song
Article By Nuria Almeida
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