How it works
How it works
It doesn’t take an expert to know that all children respond positively to music and stories. Music can transform a class or creche into a positive learning space full of excitement and creativity. Without realising it, children are learning rhyming and the rules of grammar as they sing nursery rhymes. By retelling and reinventing their favourite stories, children are developing their language and cognitive processing. Through interactive storytelling and musical activities children are developing confidence and social skills that are inhibited by increasingly excessive “screen time”. Children are happy to sing over and over a catchy song or interact animatedly with their imagination through storytelling. When learning is embedded in these activities, education becomes a joyful and rewarding activity for both children and adults.
– – Frank Field, Independent Report on Poverty and Life Chances2011.‘Exciting musical opportunities and meaningful learning experiences can be implemented to address the needs and give support for diverse learners through the incorporation of music and song…. Music can transform classrooms to pleasant and positive learning environments in which children thrive emotionally, socially, and academically.’Using Music to Support the Literacy Development of Young English Language Learners
Dr. Kelli Paquette & Dr. Sue Reig, 2008: 227
This great little digital story below was written and read by Hackney mother of two Lynn and produced by Sound Futures. It shows how much fun learning can be!