7 Ways Kindermusik Facilitates Your Child's Language Development
1. Vocal play encourages children to imitate, practice, and repeat words, sounds, phrases, rhythms,synchronization and tempo – all integral parts of communication.
2. Focused listening heightens sound discrimination, helping children isolate, identify, and imitate specific sounds.
3. Rhymes and chants develop rhythmic awareness, which aids speech fluency and an awareness of the rhythmic structure of language.
4. Pretend play provides rich opportunities for communication and self-expression as children share ideas and interact cooperatively with each other.
5. Moving and labeling those movements aids in language acquisition in the early years and expands vocabulary in the toddler and preschooler years.
6. Singing directly exposes children to patterns of language, including rhythm, speech sounds, syntax and rhyme. Pattern awareness is crucial to learning, memory, and language development.
7. Expressive and receptive language activities give children practice and experience with both speaking and understanding, two very different but essential parts of language development.