Singing is something that is important to everyone, children, teachers, and myself alike. For children though, singing can be the beginning of a new adventure for children. Singing for children is important because it is fun as well as educational (Soulful Singing and I Can’t Sing). When a child is singing, many different types of development begin, which include mental, physical and emotional (I Can’t Sing). When children begin to sing they can learn skills, as well as songs that will stay with them for life.

When a teacher is educating a child, a teacher can sing with the children at all times of the day, including circle time, clean up time, during a lesson, or during a class transition (Keep A Song in Your Heart). Teachers can teach songs such as This Old Man, If You’re Happy and You Know It, and Mary Had A Little Lamb (Keep A Song in Your Heart), you can help them learn common songs that are heard, and occasionally used for the rest of the child’s life. The more sing a child does the better. Also, adding movement is great for children because it can be an icebreaker and help children get to know one another. Singing will be a positive experience for children and it will help make a classroom a happier place.

For me, singing in my future classroom will be something that I will probably use frequently. I can remember songs better than just regular words. After learning about Piggyback songs, I think that I will use those in my classroom as much as I possibly can. I know that when learning about them, the songs got stuck in my head easily, so I can imagine how easy they can get stuck in a child’s head. Also, I have seen children singing songs that are on children’s television shows, and children remember those very easily, so songs in the classroom would be the same way. I am the type of person that thinks I can sing decently, but I don’t like singing around people my own age. However, when I am around children, I don’t have a problem singing around children. With singing in this class, I would like to become more confident with singing around people my own age. If I became more confident with singing around my peers, I think I would be able to be more open with singing, which, in the future could help me with brainstorming with other teachers in my future classroom. I want to be more confident so I can using singing in my classroom as much as I can.



Sources


-http://www.communitychoirleadership.com/power_of_group.php
-http://www.soulfulsinging.co.uk/singing.htm
-http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=341
-"I Can't Sing"
-http://www.ijea.org/v12n13/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+IJEA+(International+Journal+of+Education+&+the+Arts)&utm_content=Yahoo!+Mail