In my recent reading of Land of Cranes by local author Aida Salazar, I came across a passage where a mother wants to teach children in a detention center. Someone commented but they have no pen or paper! Never mind that. They have their voices. They would learn through song just as the enslaved learned about a path to freedom by Follow[ing] the Drinking Gourd.
Singing helps children hear the sounds that make up words.
EARLY LEARNING TIPS
EARLY LEARNING ACTIVITIES
- First 5 California has a Pandora Station. Listen online: https://www.pandora.com/station/play/4566944631348892374
- Listen to Wee Nation Radio https://www.weenationradio.com/
- Sing as you do everyday things together, such as making breakfast or going to the store.
- Sing “If you’re happy and you know it, wash your hands” while scrubbing for the recommended 20 seconds.
Is there a favorite song you remember from your childhood?