I am lucky to be able to listen to the birds singing to each other from my office in the garden. There is one bird, we think it is a blackbird, who sings a very non-bird like tune. It sounds like the start of a song but you never hear it complete; just the same unfinished musical phrase every time.
Why am I telling you about this?
When children first learn to sing they don’t always complete a phrase or sing a complete line, just like the bird. We need to acknowledge that this okay and is normal. In the Sing and rhymes with the Under 5s Online Training (which is week 1 from Magical Music Time) I discuss the different phases a child goes through when they begin to sing.
We can help children with their singing by choosing simple songs and selecting simple aspects for them to focus on e.g. repetitive word or phrase. Like with other experiences at this young age, we are helping children to build the foundations to help with future learning. Something else I discuss in the singing and rhymes online training is developing the ability to singing tunefully at a level that is suitable for them.
If you would like to read more about the Singing and Rhymes training which is available to purchase a limited times of the year please click here: https://musicalabc.simplero.com/pages/singingandrhymesu5s
Happy Music Making!