Among my favorite music for classroom learning is HeidiSongs. Children love music and movement in the classroom, and I love to find music that also teaches the skills children need to know, such as math and literacy.
HeidiSongs has several CDs and DVDs that do just that: teach skills while children move and sing. The creator, Heidi, is also a real Kindergarten teacher, so her music is relevant to what young children enjoy and what they need to learn. (She also shares many ideas on her teaching blog!) Keep reading for a chance to win your own HeidiSongs product (plus there’s a promo code below).
I use the Singable Songs for Letters and Sounds DVD often in my Pre-K classroom. Prekinder kids learn better when music and movement is involved. As we all know, if they are sitting and inactive, it doesn’t take long before they stop listening and start playing. The Letters and Sounds DVD has two movement songs with the entire alphabet, “Alphabet Action” and “Sounds to Letters”. Then there’s 26 songs for each letter of the alphabet, so if you’re introducing a letter to the class, you could play the song for that letter. Each song teaches the formation of the letter. I’ve also used this DVD many times for rainy day recess so the children are still getting some of their energy out even though we have to stay inside.
Another thing I like about Heidi’s music is it truly is “singable”. I come across children’s music too often that is too complex for children to learn without hours of practice. These songs are simple, catchy, and easy to learn quickly.
Promo Code + Giveaway
To get 10% off any purchase in the HeidiSongs store, use promo code PK10. The code will last for one full week (ends 5/1/14).
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.