Monday, June 21, 2010

Why Do You Sing So Slow?

You might have noticed that when I sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes," or "If You're Happy and You Know It," I sing it way slower than you normally would. That's on purpose! Our little ones are trying to learn the sequence of the song and match their movements to the words. It's a pretty complicated task for them. Their brains aren't as fully wired as yours, so remembering the words and movements together happens a little more slowly. We want them to feel successful in their attempts, so it's important to slow down and give them a chance to do the movements along with me. Imagine joining a Zumba or Jazzercise class where you're expected to sing the songs too - in a foreign language! You'd probably want them to slow down! It's kinda like that for our toddlers. We'll cut them some slack.

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