The children's song: 4 advantages of using it in the educational process

Childhood is probably the most musical stage of life . We grow happier surrounded by music and songs. Since the babies are born they are lulled with lullabies and we continue with all the popular songs that we know … and those that we don’t, we learn as we go. As the child grows, he memorizes syllables, tones and suddenly one day he sings the song almost almost entirely and more or less intelligible.

Shinichi Suzuki (violinist, educator and philosopher) says that musical ability is not an innate talent, but a skill that can be developed . “Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue.”

This being so, it is convenient for the child to be in continuous contact with music during his early childhood education, developing musical aspects at the same time as he learns to express himself verbally. This progress as it grows can continue to be enhanced to a greater or lesser extent.

Children up to six years of age are in the middle of discovering their body and it is helpful for them to know that their body is precisely the most valuable instrument they have , with which they can emit countless sounds and perform movements of all kinds, which will help them to expressing oneself through a multitude of sensations combining music with dance and body expression.

The children’s song transmits the learning of values, life teachings, traditions, and morals and it is great to relax and stimulate the child who sees how his state of mind is predisposed to do any task better if he has danced and sung before.

There are four clear advantages that children’s songs bring to the educational process:

1. You learn to read and write faster

The simple and repetitive syllabic language in a simple structure within a story makes the little one assimilate sounds and letters if we accompany the song with the letter written on cards or books. You will quickly identify the syllabic sound when you begin to read.

2. They exercise memory

They will amaze us learning infinite songs with their respective choreographies. In fact, there is no limit. They will memorize all the melodies they hear, whether they are at school, at home, with their grandparents, in their series of drawings or wherever. And they don’t get tired of singing them, so be patient and enjoy them with them.

3. Through dance they develop motor skills

Accompanying the songs of small choreographies, their motor expression is increased and it also stimulates their motor skills and coordination without realizing it.

4. Control and relax

For the first time, they experience the concentration required to match lyrics, melody and dance, which makes them aware of their body, muscle and facial movements and begin to master them. While they are having fun they also relax. Singing is an excellent therapy that increases laughter and reduces stress. It is no coincidence that they say that music soothes beasts …

So everyone sing!

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