It’s official we have finally hit the stage at 8 months that Jacob adores my singing … OK not just mine but anyones.
Even my dulcet tones while singing row row row your boat makes the little fella laugh.
But you may ask what are the benefits to little people of songs and rhymes in the first place?
Songs and Rhymes can:
- Build up understanding of letters of the alphabet
- Help gain better awareness of phonics
- Strengthens memory
- Encourages verbal responses
- Help teach new words
- Widens children’s vocabulary
- Teaches in a relaxed way
- Can support turn taking and understanding direction in some cases
- Helps develop listening skills
- Develops a good sense of pattern and repetition
- They are fun!
So how can we help support this learning at home?
Obviously, we can sing all day long with our kids …. However let’s be realistic and a half an hour stint is fine but it’s not always possible is it after all the postman, visitor or the person on the phone your on hold to is certainly not going to be as impressed with your singing voice as your little person is.
So it’s at these time looking for something that will support this learning for us is important. Screen time is obviously not something we want all the time but instead of that mind numbing channel with the programme on with a character that just grunts why not choose something that has over one million people hooked?
ChuChu TV is home to animated performances of well-known nursery rhymes and other kids’ songs. The channel is obviously very popular for children’s entertainment. ChuChu TV aims to bring out positive messages with entertaining songs and animations.
Nursery rhymes like “Chubby Cheeks” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep” promote the value of sharing and helping others, while “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” highlights the importance of exercise in a way that young children will understand.
We are after all a world where screen time seems to be high so if you are intending to use screens why not use them in a way to promote learning …. And after all its doesn’t have to be just your little folks that can sing and rhyme … why not join in too!
*This is a collaborative post with Chu Chu TV*