Why to use songs with young children?

In primary school, singing songs is a great way to get better at speaking and listening English for children and there have lots of great songs to enjoy and practise everyday.
Using songs in teaching English is an effective way to learn English for children, because of these benifits
Firstly, it is clearly that songs are memorable, so children can remember the language easily. For example, we can use some songs that are closely and reality with children like these songs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELlZKpi1Zs (kinds of animal)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka7d-13iWbA (parts of body)

Secondly, they can be great fun and the major factor makes the  fun for the kids depends on how much the teacher likes them, so teacher can motivate children by using their own favourites.
Moreover, they are the best way of marking different stages of the lesson. For example, every week, starting the class with the same song, ending the class with another to stir and make the atmosphere for the class.
Besides, students can also listen to the songs at home and revise the language whenever they want.
They are also suitable with all levels of learner in mixed ability classes by letting some children just present their understanding by acting while others can sing along or even sing by their own words. It makes the class more lively and effectively.
For example the song “ weather song “ , children can write other lyric by themselve, only by replacing words about weather to reasons, members in their family … it is very useful for developing English.
Furthermore, songs allow lots of repetition of the language without kids getting bored, change for learning in small children. Changing to keep it interesting include doing the song louder and quieter, slower and faster …
There are my ideas about using English songs in teaching, I believe this is the good way for children as well as everyone to learn English. Songs help learners more active, confidents in studying, and they can improve their skills day by day.


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