Each free download song featured in our Love to Sing website lends itself to learning opportunities in other areas of the curriculum e.g. The Arts which includes Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Art; Literacy; Numeracy; Science; Health and Topics of interest. Just click the teachers tab!
The suggested free activities have been made to encourage educators to think creatively about learning opportunities which may arise from each song.
Objective: Through listening, singing, playing, moving and reading children will learn the elements of music.
“I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing” William James
This quote pretty well sums me up! Since I was very young I’ve always sung, hence my passion for inspiring parents and teachers to sing a song a day!
Music helps children to build cognitive, emotional, physical and social skills.
Every free download song includes a learning music activity. Check out some of our free kids music activities:
Objective: Through dance children will explore how to move (time and energy or dynamics), where to move (space), what to move (body) and with who to move (relationships).
“Dance is a way to find yourself and lose yourself…all at the same time”.
Dancing gives us a sense of self awareness, our bodies can become an instrument of expression and communication.
Dance is one of the oldest art forms known to mankind, dance has been passed down through the ages and through many different cultures – it defines who we are!
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Objective: To explore and learn the elements of drama – role; time and space; action, tension and focus.
“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand.” Chinese proverb.
Drama creates an environment that is safe, non-judgemental, trusting and nurturing – children will feel accepted for who they are and will be able to express themselves as individuals.
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Objective: To explore the media of drawing, painting and sculpting so children can symbolise what they know and feel.
“Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” Pablo Picasso
Creating visual art allows children to use many different mediums and helps them to transform creative ideas into expressive works that communicate meanings.
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Objective: For children to understand and use English and to create oral, written and visual texts enabling children to listen, speak, write and read.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn the more places you’ll go!” Dr Seuss
Literacy in English is all about learning the language, learning through the language and learning about the language. Language can be communicated orally, visually and in writing.
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Objective: For children to make sense of numbers and algebra, geometry and measurement and statistics.
“Pure mathematics is in its way, the poetry of logical ideas”. Albert Einstein
Through numeracy children can explore and use patterns and relationships in quantities, space and time; children can then investigate, interpret, explain and help to make sense of the world they live in.
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Objective: For children to develop an understanding of the world and the universe based on current scientific theories.
“There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere”. Isaac Asimov
Science is a way of investigating, understanding, and explaining our natural, physical world and the wider universe.
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Objective: To help children understand “what helps to make me feel healthy?”
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”. Mahatma Gandhi
Teaching children about health and overall wellbeing will allow them to live a healthy and happy life.
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