Did you know that when you are involved in music, more parts of your brain are being activated than with almost anything else?
There is so much research out now describing the many ways music can help children learn! Studies have shown that using music to teach content can actually increase test scores. Learning to read is enhanced through music because music is motivating and engaging.
Below is a brief description of how songs can help within the five areas of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension:
For example, take a look at my lyrics for Bumpbibble Bump. As you can see, this song builds phonological awareness of the /b/ sound, and its association with the letter "B." Children love to use hand motions with songs, further increasing their interest, involvement and comprehension.
Listen to Bumpbibble Bump in the audio player, below