A wise old owl sat in an oak.
The more he saw the less he spoke.
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that old bird?
Singing is a very important tool in the development of a young child. It teaches much more than music alone. Listening, co-operation, taking turns, language skills, vocabulary, different languages, self-expression, internal thinking, diction, sequencing and structure, patterns and rhymes and communication. It is thought that singing makes you happier by causing endorphins to flow. It teaches discipline, self-control, working as a team, a sense of being part of a whole and it creates a sense of togetherness which is fundamental to the well-being of the human spirit.
Singing with exercise helps develop good breathing for children. This sends oxygen to the brain and calms the mind. Physical Education is essential throughout life for health and well-being. Repetitive actions increase confidence, whilst challenging the body and mind and the children love doing things over and over again.
Team teaching in a variety of languages is a wonderful teaching tool. 'As the instructions changed from English to French, the class listened with intent, this is beyond hearing, this is the mind processing with an alert intensity. You could have heard a pin drop.'