Time to learn about the seasons!!
Music is a great way to make learning information fun! Music can help children memorize everything from the alphabet, to their phone number, to facts about the world around them.
Check out this video from our Music Therapist to help your child remember the four seasons. The lyrics were written by Kristie Figueroa, an elementary school teacher, and are sung to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”
While there are many songs already out there to help children memorize different topics, you can also create your own songs!
Choosing a Tune
- Use tunes that are already familiar! Here are a few suggestions:
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
- The ABC Song
- I’m a Little Teapot
- Happy Birthday
- If You’re Happy and You Know It
- Keep it simple
- Make it repetitive
- Use rhyming words if possible!
- Add a lot of extra information, stick to just what they need to know.
- Worry about it being a masterpiece – have fun and be silly with it!
Why Does Music Help With Memory?
- Music is easily ingrained in our memory – think about how often you get songs “stuck in your head!”
- Music “wakes up” different parts of the brain, helping to solidify information as it is learned.
- Linking rhythm, rhyme, and singing to information helps children to recall those facts later!
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