Songs can be used as effective media to teach English for children. It is because children like singing. Hence, we have some tips on how to teach them English by utilizing kids' song.
Very first thing you have to do is to introduce new songs in your little kids. You can sing those songs facing your children. Nevertheless, it is suggested that you use some media, like computer, iPod, mp3 or mp4 player. By using these media they will be more excited since those media players are capable of doing the songs with the music instruments which make them easier listening.
Then, one important thing you need to do is to practice singing the tunes with your little kids as much as possible. Repeat the song which seems to be new for them in order to understand and memorize the lyrics. Don't give a lot of songs in one time because they will be confused and feel hard to remember them. Besides, choose people that have simple lyrics.
Whenever your children have known the tunes, ask them to sing along with you or with their friends. You can sing that songs anywhere and anytime you are around them, like if they are getting dressed, going to sleep, or washing hands). Before they start the day or are prepared for school, try to keep these things sing a song together with you. It will increase their mood so your little children will feel happy during the day, especially their school time.
Use your creativity to make educative songs. Ensure that the songs are simple and straightforward for them. Or, you can look any songs on the net. You can pick out those that contain numbers within their lyrics, such as "Five Little Ducks" and "Ten Little Monkeys Jumping around the Bed". With these songs they can learn how to count numbers down and up.
If you feel that it is difficult to make a new song, you can use the tune of some kids' song like what have already been mentioned above, or of songs they have known. You only need to alter the lyrics. Your children will probably be happy with those songs given that they will be able to remember and sing it easily. Sometimes you are able to ask them to create their very own songs by this method.
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