Children Learn What They Sing™
SING TO LEARN! (Pre K-3) is a downloadable, MP3 compilation of 13, specially selected curriculum-aligned songs, from our primary school books/Cds. The all-original, teacher-created songs target learning sequences of curriculum documents, and integrate learning across key subject areas. They provide an excellent platform for learning and reinforcing curriculum themes and concepts for lower primary. There's 'A Lesson in Every Lyric'®
*Read a review. *(See Testimonials, below.)
THEMES INCLUDE: *Family *Friendship *Care for Self and Others *Gratitude *Environmental Awareness *Meeting Needs *Growth and Change *Health, Safety and Happiness *Rules and Responsibilities *Interdependence *Multiculturalism *School and Community Roles *Goods and Services *Cycles In Our World *Doing Your Best...
DOWNLOAD INCLUDES 13 songs & lyric sheet.
SONG LIST & DESCRIPTION:
• ‘KEEP IT CLEAN!’ ~ Selected for publication in the ABC's 2010 SING! publication, this environmental rap song teaches ways to clean up and care for the environment, with emphasis on reusing, reducing and recycling.
*View student assembly video.
*Listen to song sample (Track 6)
• ‘COME TO YOUR SENSES’ ~ Identifies the five senses and ways in which they enrich life.
• ‘FOUR SEASONS’ ~ Helps children to understand cycles in our world and to appreciate the beauty and diversity of nature.
• ‘FAMILY TREE’ ~ Helps children to appreciate family and highlights roles and responsibilities of family members.
• ‘LIVING THINGS’ ~ Explains differences between living and non-living things.
• ‘ONE WORLD’ ~ Identifies cultural similarities and differences e.g. food, clothing, shelter, customs, language, leisure and music.
• Assembly & performance pieces...
**A REVIEW: 'In terms of application to the classroom, and usability by teachers they rate a tick in every box.'
~ Brendan Hitchens, Teacher, Music In Action: A Magazine for Educators
‘A must have CD!
The delightful songs not only teach and reinforce values, but also promote learning of curriculum content. My students and I love singing along to the catchy tunes!’
~ Jenny Morris, Classroom Teacher
‘Hi Nuala and Kathryn
‘…You are a great team and I could listen to you all day!
I know your educational, child-friendly songs will assist many teachers, enhancing classroom teaching and learning.
The Outcomes and Suggestions in the accompanying Resource Books will make it so much easier for teachers to pinpoint the most suitable songs, and help them to 'think outside the square' when preparing their lessons.
May the teachers and pupils be inspired through and by your efforts.
Congratulations girls, work well done!!
~ Ricki Hayes Classroom Teacher & workshop participant
‘This is a very good resource and the lyrics are excellent. After learning the song, I had my students
highlight the important facts and they really seemed to understand the
information quicker and retained the information.’
~ Teresa T., Teacher
Wow, I love your work! I’ve been singing away. It is really wonderful,
~ Shauna K., Teacher
‘Our first graders were doing a program about workers in the community
and I was asked to find them a song to sing. After searching through our music
books and Music K-8, I came across this, and it saved my life! I have weak
piano skills, but was able to learn this easily so that I could accompany the
kids for the program.’
~ Alyson C., Teacher
‘An excellent resource!
It highlights the key principles of values education, while providing clear links to other key learning areas!
Busy teachers will find the clear and comprehensive notes extremely
valuable, while the suggestions for assembly items and performance pieces will
be especially appealing. Students will love these original songs!’
~ Kathy Gee, Primary School Principal
‘…The teacher says the kids absolutely love the songs and she is so impressed that the songs actually teach them something without their actually realising it (a novel concept in Tanzania!)!
They are learning a song for assembly in front of the whole school!
Miss Martha, Miss Grace and all the kids told me to tell you to say
~ Kim Saville, Deputy Director, The School of St Jude, Tanzania
“I find the Lyrics excellent from a Literacy aspect and incorporate them into my library lessons whenever I can.
~ Cherie Wilkinson Teacher/Librarian
‘A much needed values resource for classroom, music and drama teachers.
Good rhythmic, catchy music with a variety of styles makes this an appealing resource to complement the Primary curriculum. I will certainly add this to my collection!’
~ Jean Berry, Music Teacher/Coordinator
“At last! A Resource Teacher’s dream!
This motivational resource links together a number of KLA’s …Through a combination of music, movement and role-playing, the subtle messages of these catchy songs will have a very strong and lasting impact. After 25 years as a teacher, I see the enormous advantage of this resource!’
~ Helen Rosenkranz, Teacher/Librarian, Drama Teacher
‘Hello-just wanted to share
with you -how much the pre-school kids are loving your music ~ and me too, of
course. I am practically programming around your CD - manners, school rules,
~ Vanessa Weir, Teacher
*'Your Sing To Learn CD is tailor made for us, with three ASD children between the ages of 5 - 9, to reinforce the Values, Social Skills and Curriculum that we are trying to teach. The catchy tunes, simple phrasing and repetition allows us, as parents, to present the same information over and over again, via CD, in an engaging, consistent and non threatening manner.'
~ Helen Wise, Parent
‘I just wanted to let you know that I now have to bribe Mr 2 to get into his car seat.
Guess what the bribe is… ‘Put A Smile on Your Dial!’ Hilarious!
Miss 5 and I sing along to your CD at the tops of our voices, all the
way to school - and home again - EVERY day! So thanks, I think?! If you ever
need a fill in, I know every word J’
~ Samara McCarthy, Parent
‘The Assembly and
Performance Pieces are creative and easy to follow. They not only provide
entertainment, but are an invaluable way of
reinforcing learning content!’
~ Carmel Sekulich, Classroom Teacher
Keystone Creations ~ Educational Songs
'A Lesson in Every Lyric'®
COPYRIGHT: ©Lyrics: Nuala O’Hanlon / Music: Kathryn Radloff: KEYSTONE CREATIONS ~ Educational Songs. All rights reserved. This song and accompanying package are for the use of the purchaser/purchasing school only. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital (except within purchasing school), without permission in writing from the copyright owner.