Dr. Connie Hebert helps kids, parents, and teachers by helping them become experts at catching "the teachable minute" anytime, anywhere! My Teachable Minute Blog offers quick tips on how to engage with younger and older kids. Comments, questions, and reflections are always welcome . . . let's catch a million teachable minutes together!

A Song is a Teachable Minute©2013

So many things can be taught with a song . . .

Songs can be powerful teachers if we know how to use them as teaching tools. They tap into the universal language that all kids speak: MUSIC!! They reach kids in fun, easy, light ways because they combine rhythm, melody, and rhyme. I don’t know a child on the planet who does is not drawn to music, if given the opportunity…

What can songs teach kids?

VOCABULARY
WORDS IN PHRASES
RHYMING WORDS
ATTENTION SPAN
MEMORIZATION
TONE
DICTION
LIFE EXPERIENCES
STORIES
RHYTHM
LISTENING
REPETITION
Which songs did I make sure to sing often in the house and in the car when our kids were little?
BA-BA BLACK SHEEP
TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD
BINGO
WHEELS ON THE BUS
DO-RE-MI
IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT
HEAD-SHOULDERS-KNEES-TOES
KOUMBAIA
MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
OLD McDONALD
YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG
YANKEE DOODLE
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
JINGLE BELLS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
BY THE SEA
MY FAVORITE THINGS
ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT
HOME ON THE RANGE

What are some of your favorite songs to sing with kids?

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Dr. Connie Hebert is dedicated to catching kids in motivating, engaging, and effective ways. She is the author of Catch a Falling Reader, Catch a Falling Writer, Catch a Falling Teacher, Sight Word Phrases, and a new book for parents: The Teachable Minute: The Secret to Raising Smart & Appreciative Kids. More information at: http://www.theteachableminute.com

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