There is much research available to show that music and speech share a number of the same processing systems, and that active engagement with music aids the brain’s early encoding of linguistic sounds. Phonemic awareness, speech processing, reading comprehension, recall of verbal information – all have been shown to benefit from musical training. This workshop, aimed at both specialist and non-specialist musicians, is an essential guide to using music and singing to develop phonics and literacy when teaching children aged 3 – 7.
Who is this for?: Teachers of children aged 3-7
Duration: 90 minutes
- A comprehensive guide to using music to enhance the teaching and learning of phonics and literacy.
- Developing listening skills and phonological awareness; relationship between sounds and symbols; rhythm and rhyme; alliteration, oral blending and segmenting.
- Literacy elements: alphabet; vocabulary development; features of language (onomatopoeia, verbs, homophones, etc.)
- Creativity in language and story-telling.
Time permitting, the workshop will also include:
- An introduction to Words on Screen™, our easy-to-use software, which guarantees that any teacher, no matter what their musical ability, will feel confident teaching songs and delivering great-quality music resources across the school curriculum.
- Access to two free songs to use across your classroom or school.
- Activities Chest – an easy-to-follow activities bank, full of lessons, great tips and ideas.
- A clear and helpful glossary.
- A discount voucher for a really great deal on The Niki Davies Book Of Lovely Literacy Songs and My World: I Love Music.