Tip – Use singing in a new and different way to help your students expand their vocabulary.
Singing is a wonderful way to help your students learn new words. In addition, with this new technique that is really fun to use, you can foster language development even more.
Give some of our old standby songs a brand new twist.
Here are some ideas:
- Old Mac Donald Had a House, Car, Yard, etc.
- The Great Big Spider
- Drive, Drive, Drive Your Car
Make up other new songs like these as you think of them.
R is for Read
S is for Sing
T is for Talk
Remember how important the “R, S, & T of Language” is for learning? Very important. While you are enjoying the simple process of singing with your students, you are stimulating language development and bonding. If you go ahead and sing in this new way, you are also adding more language skills and a whole bunch of creativity to the mix.
*Adapted from Make Your Own Preschool Games: A Personalized Play and Learn Program by Sally Goldberg, p. 197
November! The Month of Giving Thanks
You can learn to be thankful. Here’s how.
You can teach students to be aware of events and people.
When something happens that feels good, you can teach your students to say a great big “internal” thank you for it. If a person impresses them positively, you can also teach them to use that same kind of inner response. Awareness can sometimes be elusive, and helping your students to bring it to the fore can be a very meaningful technique to have.
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