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Making Music with Words

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The sound of music can help children learn to read. Listen to music with your child. Sing along to the radio. Learning words to songs is one more way to help strengthen kids' use of language.
  • Reading Is Fundamental
  • Family Time, Music, Reading
    • 9-12
  • Minimal
  • Indoor, Outdoor, Traveling
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Music can help your child learn to read. You can often borrow CDs, records, and audiotapes from your local library. Some libraries even have listening rooms. Check out music records and CDs created especially for kids. Many libraries carry sheet music, which you can use it to learn words to songs. Listen to music with your child. Sing along to the radio. Learning words to songs is one more way to help strengthen kids' use of language. Read non-fiction stories about the lives of real musicians. Take in a concert. School and community bands often hold concerts. Take your child to a performance and enjoy the music.
Making Music with Words