March’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~Singing Helps~

 “Singing encourages a child to express their emotions and sharpens their ability to communicate while exercising lip and tongue movement. But one of the biggest benefits of singing is the repeated use of the memory muscle.

Learning a piece of information attached to a tune embeds that information more rapidly in a child’s mind. The majority of children learn the alphabet not by simply saying the letters, but singing them.

As children get older the power of singing in their lives can still be extremely beneficial. Matthew Freeman, development manager of “Sing up”, a national singing project to help enhance music in children’s education, has found that singing can be a great teaching tool for children. It can be used as a creative and fun way to increase enjoyment and achievement in subject areas where children normally struggle.

“Many children do not think of singing as ‘work’ and willingly participate in sessions,” he says. “Singing can be used as a tool to increase enjoyment and participation in a number of different subjects.”

Prepared by Ms. Meredith.

To view the pdf handout with photos, Click HERE.