Kindergarten kids love to sing songs, and song and dance is a great developmental tool for young children, so singing English songs in your English preschool lessons just makes sense.
|Works with:||Singing songs|
|Class size:||Any size|
You will need:
- A CD with appropriate songs
- A stereo that can be turned up loud
- Figure out easy gestures to an English children's song or nursery rhyme
- Put the CD in the player
- Excitedly tell the kids "Let's sing a song!". Get all the kids to stand up, quickly press play.
- Start singing along with the song and doing the actions.
- Don't worry about trying to teach the kids the words to the song first. Just sing and do the gestures and they will pick it up as you go through it.
- Sing the song three or four times in one lesson. Twice at the beginning then two times separately later on in the lesson.
- Sing in a loud and clear voice, so they can hear all the sounds.
- Don't be too concerned if the kids can't sing the words properly. That they are making noise, moving and having fun is the main goal. Once they become engaged in your fun lesson, keeping them engaged will be easier.
- Use big and simple gestures that explain the song. When there is a break in the song, don't stop moving. Add a simple movement that keeps in time with the beat to keep everyone busy, such as marching or a swaying 2 step.
- Be excited about singing the song. Kindergarten age kids are very responsive to your attitude. If you are excited and happy, then it is more likely that they will be too.