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Music is a powerful force for all of us! Not only does it help us to express ourselves and connect to others but it is also a tool that supports early childhood learning. Our Little Beats classes are guided by music and the same can be said for almost all preschool classrooms around the world. As Jessica Baudin-Griffin, Intellidance founder, says "babies are born with rhythm" so it only make sense to pair academic concepts with music and movement!
In this video from our Little Beats From Home collection "Spring Yoga With Dani", you will see how the song "The Ants Go Marching" helps children to learn how to count. Pairing this song with the action of marching will help to further engage little learners so that counting can become automatic. This song is also great because it Is very repetitive. Repetition is important for children because it helps them to master different concepts. There are many other songs that can be used to support early math and literacy skills including:
If you'd like to learn more about the benefits of music for your baby, toddler, or preschooler, check out our blog about Learning Through Music in Early Childhood!