Literacy PK-3

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Language Songs


Rhyming, alliteration, and other sound devices reinforce language development by activating the mental processes that promote memory. By singing or playing games with language, students actively practice their Morphological Awareness, Vocabulary, and Alphabet Knowledge skills through exploration and play.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch a lesson where students practice matching rhyming words to a picture of an item. The teacher highlights the sounds of the words and reinforces the students' Vocabulary development through this multisensory game.

  • Engaging with language through songs allows a student to develop an awareness of how words sound and supports their Working Memory for these words. Rhyming songs are great for students to practice connecting word sounds.
  • Design It into Your Product

  • Students can also create their own language songs and games. Digital features such as simple coding, recording, playback, and touch screen can capture these songs and games for sharing and playing with others.
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