Reasons for Using Music & Cantata Learning With Our Young Learners
May 18, 2015
By Shannon McClintock Miller, Teacher Librarian
- Active learning experiences
- Educators know that learning deepens, not just through reading and listening, but also through creating and interacting.
- Profound learning occurs when students create, share, interact and explain
- Using music with ELL Instruction…
“The use of songs… directly enhances pronunciation, grammatical structure, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions as well as a wide variety in speed of delivery, phrasing, and linking of ideas.” -Anne S. Lowe (1995)
- Joyful learning.
- Rhyme, rhythm, repetition
- Multi-model Learners
- All children are unique and have the right to meaningful learning experiences.
- “Music and singing are a fun and effective way to help young children learn. Music supports self-expression, cooperative play, creativity, emotional well being, and development of social, cognitive, communication, and motor skills.” -Shelly Ringgenberg, author of Music as a Teaching Tool: Creating Story Songs
- Organic music and not synthesized. Our music is enjoyed by adults and children.
- “Music is the universal language of humankind.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American educator and poet
- “Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information on young minds. “-Benefits of Music Education
- Cantata Learning content is edutainment (entertainment, practice reading, academic content)
- Audio scaffolds reading
RETURN TO MAIN BLOG