What’s New Wednesday: Music Promotes Reading Readiness

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A study from the University at Buffalo indicates that music

activities promote oral language, literacy, and reading readiness. 

“Music is one way that children can learn rhythm and rhyme of

text, be exposed to new vocabulary and learn to discriminate a

variety of sounds,”  states on eof the researchers. – See more at:

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2013/01/021.html#sthash.SxAGzrtj.dpuf

In my own experience, this has been proven time and time again.

Whether they’re singing (using oral language), playing rhythm

instruments and exploring other, nontraditional soundmakers

(experiencing a variety of sounds) or moving to music (responding

expressively to sound), children’s language skills and aural

understanding are improving. Music and literacy go hand in hand.

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