Rhyme, Rhythm, & Repetition
After watching infants and toddlers
develop language acquisition, world renown musician and philospher Dr. Shinichi Suzuki developedhis pedagogy for music education.
Why read to infants? By five months,
a fetus can recognize the cadences
of his/her mother's voice. Introduce
and use new words every day.
By the age of one, children who
have heard different (and difficult)
words every day have a more extensive vocabulary than those who do not.
By engaging children in the story,
you are planting the seeds
for their becoming life-long learners.
After reading Christopher Counts The Constellations and experiencing the story through augmented reality,
third graders wrote poetry from the perspective of a constellation.