Songs For Teaching Phonemic Awareness

This module uses directed and imaginative movement songs for teaching phonemic awareness.

The children will associate their movements and actions with words like tap, dig, nap and hop. They will move their bodies like cats, bats, dogs and pigs. They will enjoy sounding out the names of animals on the farm.

The children will begin to learn the spelling of many age appropriate words as they play their instruments along with catchy songs like Take A Nap On A Mat and Spell One, Two, Three.

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Songs For Teaching Phonemic Awareness

The most effective way to teach phonemic awareness is through songs and music. Children retain knowledge and information when they sing it in a song and when they are moving their bodies and interacting with music. We hear from parents who’s children come home singing these songs and want to teach them to their family. When learning through music, children learn and retain information at an accelerated rate. When combined with more traditional teaching practices, these songs and curriculum become an even more effective opportunity for children to learn.    

Study: Using Singing and Movement to Teach Pre-reading Skills and Word Reading

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Study: Using Nursery Rhymes to Foster Phonological and Musical Processing Skills

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Aspects of development addressed in this module:

  • Self Regulation
  • Attention Maintenance
  • Physical Development
  • Purposeful Movement
  • Interactions Among Children
  • Shared Use of Space and Materials
  • Relationships and Social Interactions with Adults and Peers
  • Cooperation with Adults and Peers
  • Spacial Relationships
  • Language and Literacy Development
  • Social Emotional Development
  • Staff-Child Interactions
  • Gross Motor Manipulative Skills
  • Gross Locomotor Movement Skills
  • Fine Motor Manipulative Skills
  • Performing Arts: Music, Drama/Dance