Okay, so maybe you and your kids are not part of the select (lucky) group that can read in the car without getting sick. Never fear! Travel time is not lost time when you use music to enhance your pre-reader’s early literacy skills. Grab two chopsticks, pencils, crayons, or sticks and make your own rhythm sticks! Sing these fun songs:This Is the Way We Tap Our Sticks (to the tune of “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush”) This is the way we tap our sticks, Tap our sticks, tap our sticks. This is the way we tap our sticks, So early in the morning.
Everybody Count to Six (to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”) Everybody count to six, One, two, three, four, five, six. Tap to six upon your sticks, One, two, three, four, five, six. Additional verses (change only the third line): Scrape to six upon your sticks… Pound to six upon your sticks… Hammer to six upon your sticks…
Or, check out some CDs and tap along!
If your kids love music, join us every other Thursday for Get Musical. Check out our Events Calendar to register for more information!