You CAN sing!

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by earlyliteracy


Each week, we will share an early literacy tip!

To support early literacy sing, talk, read, write and play with your child

This week’s tip is on:

Phonological awareness: The ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words.

Did you know that singing is not just fun but actually quite important for children?  People claim that they can’t sing on key, but don’t let that stop you.  Singing slows down language and there is often a different note for each syllable.  Both of these help children hear the smaller sounds in words.  This will later help them sound out words as they learn to read.

The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

So, don't just sing in the shower, belt it out for all to hear!  The library has lots of CDs perfect for family fun.  You won't be able to stop humming along to the Laurie Berkner Band.