Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Teaching Through Song

Something that we have found very effective in teaching Trevor is music.  I know this concept is very familiar, but I thought I would share a few of the songs that we have used to teach basic facts to Trevor. 

The Alphabet Song  (obviously =)

The Days Of The Week

Months of the Year

Vowel Song (to the tune of B-I-N-G-O)
  • There was a letter had a name,
  • Yes vowel was it's name, Oh!
  • A-E-I-O-U
  • A-E-I-O-U
  • A-E-I-O-U
  • Yes vowel was it's name, Oh!
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  • You get the idea...I've seen lots of variations online for this.  You can use the vowel sounds instead of the names, if you want as well.

Skip Counting (we made this one up to the tune of Skip to my Lou, so here's a video of it.  It's a little embarrassing, so don't make fun =)  It would be better if my option for a camera man who was older than 16 months.)

video



I was amazed at how quickly Trevor caught on to the info from these songs!  In a mater of a few listens, he was singing along, and after a few days knew them very well!  (We did just introduce one at a time.)

What songs have you found effective in teaching your little ones?

Happy Learning!

4 comments:

  1. This looks cool. I am going to have to try it! I like how you have incorporated action in the with the learning. It makes it fun.

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    1. Thanks! I love incorporating songs into as much as I can. It makes learning so much easier! Thanks for the comment =)

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  2. I love this!! Thank you for posting these! I have a 5 year old and a 3.5 year old and just started homeschooling last week. I am still in the "figuring out how all of this works stage!." Do you have any advice for an extroverted new homeschooling mom? Thanks!!

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    1. You are welcome! It sounds like you are about a year behind me. My kids are now 6 and almost 5. My advice for homeschooling is to not worry and enjoy the process =) I am a big introvert, so I don't have any tried and true methods to share for extroverts, but I think that finding a good co-op or just a group of other homeschooling friends to meet with once a month would be great for you! I know that I am always so encouraged when I get together with some of my friends and our kids all love the chance to play together.

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