… It sets a conscious start to the lesson in coming together by singing. Closing a lesson with a song is saying “Thank you” and it makes it a whole from the beginning to the end. In doing so, songs may help to give your lesson a reliable structure, and something the children look forward to.
Next to that, singing trains speech abilities with the greatest of ease, and children learn new words playfully and in their original context!
They practise their pronunciation, and children with a low self confidence in their own language abilities are being carried by the chorus. Such, every child in class gets a chance to speak, respectively to sing, by singing many sentences in a row. Each child perceives his/her own voice within the chorus. This strengthens the courage to speak and express oneself within the foreign language!….
I have noticed an immense increase of speech abilities in the classes I sing English songs with. Every time I introduce a new song, I make it a listening comprehension.
Let these songs accompany you in class, on celebrations and fairs, on special events and in everyday life and around the year in our seasonal fairs!
All the songs have the character of a mantrum, which means, they can be repeated many times. They are easy to play and sing and are being picked up instantly.
I have originally accompanied these songs by guitar. However, please feel inspired to accompany them with various instruments, such as drums or rattles and create your own version of it!