Trying to do more with less? Less money, hours, materials…more expectations, standards, goals.
We help fill 2 gaps at once: music and language, while bringing energy, movement, and fun and lots of learning.
Our songs go beyond naming nouns and colors and numbers. We teach useful language in context—so kids learn Spanish phrases about typical activities they do everyday (washing hands, eating, bathing—self-care topics and the home environment).
Our method is perfect for introducing preschoolers to Spanish, K-5 elementary Spanish, homeschool Spanish, Montessori Spanish and Spanish playgroup curriculum.
What to Expect from Using Our Spanish Songs in the Classroom:
Fun in the classroom!
Let the upbeat energy of our music bring Spanish to life in your class. Kids love to move, sing and learn new things when it’s presented enthusiastically with our music.
Useful Language invites family participation—extend the learning into the home!
Songs and materials are about self-care and home. Ask your kids to teach our award-winning songs to someone at home. They’ll all learn useful Spanish vocabulary they can use right away.
Movement corresponding to meaning (TPR—Total Physical Response) aids memory
Our songs invite movement, and movement helps learning. It’s also just fun! See our free online music video for ideas.
We engage our brains differently when we sing. Music is the secret sauce of learning—think of the songs you know from childhood that are bonded forever into your memory! Our songs use this technique to help kids learn Spanish fast and easy.
10 Reasons to use Songs to Teach Kids Language
1. Songs can be sung anytime
2. Singing gets their attention
3. Singing encourages cooperation—it’s a magical distraction maneuver and can help keep everyone focused on the task.
4. Music is a memory aid
5. Music encourages movement, another memory aid, and a way to get those wiggles out!
6. Good songs include a bit of repetition which locks in the learning
7. Music engages the emotions, and this helps learning stick and brings joy
8. Singing is FUN—and you get to participate
9. Songs sung solely in the target language can help create an immersion experience, which is how kids learn best
10. Singing is speaking. It’s a fun way to get children to actually hear themselves using the language!
Good teaching songs have these qualities:
1. Upbeat, fun, enjoyable to YOU!
2. Short, simple
3. Pleasant repetition of useful phrases
4. Uses limited, manageable appropriate language
5. Uses rhyming
6. Sung by native Spanish speakers
Here is an iMix that I made of Spanish songs that my family enjoys. Browse these songs—you might settle on some favorite artists and search out their albums.
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Here is a blog I wrote for Reallygoodstuff.com about using songs to teach language. Scroll down to May 13, 2010 for my entry. http://ht.ly/1KoNc
Administrators will want to know about these programs:
Spanish Fundraiser opportunities
Buy our materials at a discount and resell them to your community. It’s a win-win. You earn needed fund, families feel good about purchasing quality enrichment Spanish materials to enjoy with their kids. Call us at 617-852-9687 for more information.
Local shows for schools in the Boston area
Want Sing-A-Lingo to perform at your school? Call us at 617-852-9687 to discuss the possibility of us visiting your school to share our songs and/or offer an in-service about using our songs to teach language.
Afterschool, before school programs
Our materials can be the basis for a fun, interactive after or before-school program. Call us at 617-852-9687 to discuss your needs.
Sing-A-Lingo offers discounts for educators buying Spanish teaching materials in bulk. For ordering info and pricing options, please contact Mikala Vidal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-728-0557.
Our Price: $13.95 +SH
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