Music and rhythm help children understand the sound of words. This is useful especially when children learn to pronounce them. This also makes the learning of language fun and interesting. Here are some simple ways to incorporate singing in early literacy development:
- Get to know more nursery rhymes and sing it with your child. Incorporate nursery rhymes in the daily reading activity with your child. For example, after reading a book to your child, sing a nursery rhyme.
- Incorporate simple body movements when singing such as clapping, waving and marching on the spot. Movements help your child understand the sound of the words better. It also makes learning more fun and exciting.
- Sing clearly and slowly if necessary to ensure that your child is able to capture the words.
Here are some good rhyming and fun books you can use to sing with your child: