Music and Learning Languages
Each language has its own rhythm, its cadence. Our classes are full of music, singing, and rhymes. Children pick up the rhythms of Spanish naturally, without conscious effort or traditional language drills. This is in keeping with the philosophy that the best way to teach is through natural interactions, through fun and play.
Original songs written by Susy Dorn are a big part of every class.
Their melodies are simple, easy to remember, lyrics deal with everyday objects and events that are already familiar to kids. We sing about colors, numbers, fruits, vegetables, cows, ladybugs, brushing teeth, ironing clothes, and a myriad of other simple, everyday things.
Music and singing naturally lead to movement. Kids want to move, so we organize our classes to naturally give them opportunity to do so. Songs and music encourage kids and parents alike to get up and move. Often combined with visual aids, we involve all senses in language learning – visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Engaging all senses speeds up learning and improves retention. And it’s fun too!
Find Susy Dorn’s Music CDs, DVDs and books on TheGiftofSpanish.com. You can also get Susy’s music digitally by going to iTunes or going to CDBABY.com.
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