I think my favorite takeaway from this session on using music with preschoolers in programs is the idea that made-up words, sounds, and noises are a really good thing to incorporate in the songs and books you use. Sometimes we can get focused so much on vocabulary that musicality of language gets overlooked or overruled, but the playing around with sounds that comes with “musical” language is really beneficial to pre-readers. Grab those books with silly made-up words, and choose music that inspires children to come up with their own sounds! All the nonsense can be so much fun.
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