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Monday, October 20, 2008

Kids Activities - Keeping A Song Book

My girl loves to sing. Whenever they teach a new song at the kindy, she would come home and tell me the title of the song and ask me for the lyrics. The kindergarten which she attends has kids ranging from age 3 to 6. So normally, when they teach the kids a new song, they would not provide them with the lyrics. They would just sing the songs over and over again till the kids memorise them by heart.

So normally when my girl comes back with a song title, we would do a search for the song lyrics, then we would search YouTube for the song. Then we would copy the lyrics down into her song book and listen to the song on YouTube to learn it.

After learning the song thoroughly, my girl will walk around the house with her song book and sing from it. She enjoys this activity very much.

This activity encourages kids to appreciate music. It also improves their reading and writing skills if you allow them to copy the words or song lyrics themselves. We don't have a printer at home so we do it the hard way, copy manually. However, I must admit that sometimes I get a little impatient and I end up copying the lyrics for her. :P


  1. A friend of mine, who is a music teacher, gave some tips on how to teach music to our children. One of the activities was to sing in solfege. For example, instead of singing, "twinkle, twinkle, little star", they sing "do, do, so, so, la, la, so."
    Just thought I'd share that with you coz' my kids love singing too. And High School Musical 3 is coming out soon. They are already hinting for me to take them.

  2. it looks like its a great way .. to teach kids to learn new words and improve their reading skils. but i dont know if i am patient enuff though,hehe

  3. lian,
    Thanks for the tip.

    Then just print it out loh. Hehe.


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