Repetition, repetition, repetition. This week, we are talking about repetition, how repetitive techniques aid the learning process and how our materials can help your children and students.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Our tip this week is to incorporate CHAINS OF THREE into your learning sessions to encourage learning of sounds, words and phrases.
Repetition is a learning tool that assists the transition from the conscious to the subconscious. APL nextED suggests that "spaced repetition" works especially well for learning vocabulary words and absorbing bits of information.
To amplify the impact of repetition, Nemour suggests using multisensory instruction because children learn best when they can "engage the visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile pathways to the brain". This is best summarized as:
SEE IT! HEAR IT! DO IT! TOUCH IT!
Having our songs available as videos easily addresses the "see and hear" senses, and our manuals include suggestions for "doing" it along with our songs - whether playing with a ball, blowing bubbles or touching toes. We also provide worksheets and color sheets that can be printed and laminated for children to "touch".
REPETITION WITH OUR SONGS
Our songs are FULL of repetition! Sounds, words and phrases are repeated in chains of three in songs like: MILK AND JUICE and BABY BLOWING BUBBLES on our Imitation Station album.
Other songs allow for children to repeat after our singers with strategic pauses and the use of "your turn".
Our GOLDEN SET includes all of our audio files as well as countless supporting work and color sheets, manuals and lyric sheets. These helpful documents include a guide indicating which songs can be used for various teaching strategies. This includes which songs include chains of three, which include 2-word phrase repetition as well as phrase imitation.
For ultimate impact, use our videos in Animation Station 1 and 2 for a visual aid to the repetition in many songs!
Check out our BABY BLOWING BUBBLES video below to see how we use repetition!
“Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.”