Benefits of singing in kindergarten
Kindergarten kids love to sing naturally! It is one of the many ways they learn. Music and singing should be part of any good quality preschool or kindergarten program. Children instinctively like to hum, sing, make up songs, make sounds and experiment with rhyme and language and therefore we must take advantage of this and bring learning to children through song. Singing is often one of the ways we bond with our children from a very young age, from soft lullaby to nursery rhymes to fun educational songs as they grow older.
What are the benefits of singing in kindergarten?
- Singing helps in the development of musical skills such as rhythm and rhythm.
- Singing also makes learning fun and is a feel-good activity!
- Physical skills are enhanced by combining actions with songs.
- Singing is a wonderful way to promote cultural awareness: learning songs in other languages or learning about others.
- Language skills acquired through singing, such as rhyming, aid in the development of reading.
- Singing is also a great breathing exercise, and action songs and singing games can be a great aerobic exercise. Singing has health benefits too! It releases endorphins and makes one feel happy and positive.
- Calmer children also find singing a wonderful emotional release mechanism and a great form of self-expression.
- Singing encourages memory skills
- Not only language-based skills are improved, but also math and science skills.
- Singing is a spontaneous activity and can happen anywhere, at any time without the need for equipment or resources. Songs can be created so that the words are relevant to the topic or personal to a particular child.
- Singing can increase self-esteem and confidence in children. It is a way to share your learning with your families in a fun and positive way.
- Singing also helps develop listening skills and speech sounds.
- Repetition of the language used in songs helps children learn at this age and is more likely to retain this information.
- singing together creates a feeling of connection, community and sharing
Singing is a wonderful activity that has many benefits for the kindergarten or preschool age child. Early childhood teachers have long known that singing is one of the most effective ways for children to learn. A program rich in singing and music experiences is almost certain to be a place where children enjoy their learning in a fun and relevant way.