Singing slows language down so your pre-reader can hear the smaller sounds in words, developing phonological awareness and helping them later on when they are sounding out new words and learning to read. Complete 3 of the following activities with your pre-reader for 30 points and a badge!
When you complete 3 tasks, you will earn 30 points and a badge.
Sing a song, any song, with your pre-reader.
Sing a nursery rhyme…they often have language that we don’t use in everyday conversation, so you’re building vocabulary and context as well.
Try a fingerplay, such as The Itsy Bitsy Spider, and do the motions while you sing.
Have a dance party…The Hokey Pokey is easy to sing and a fun movement song.
Visit mcldaz.org and click on the eMedia tab, then on Freegal. Listen to some music, find a new favorite, and download it to your device…it’s yours to keep so you and your pre-reader can keep on groovin’!