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Supporting Literacy for Young Children through Music

Our new Early Literacy page supports parents and teachers with information, resources, ideas, and a forum in which we invite you to share your ideas and experiences!

Send your comments to: richard@teddybearband.com

Merry Go Round Song

What the song "Merry Go Round" provides:

  • Fun! Early Childhood/Brain Development Research shows that fun - "clicks the switch on" for learning.
  • "Merry Go Round" tells a story and kids identify with the experience.
  • By following directions (a School Readiness skill) kids use their imagination as they participate in the story.
  • As kids go "up and down and around" young brains match the words to the actions.
  • Being engaged in the actions, the last verse invites them to sing with the band to add verbalization skills while hearing the words and understanding word meaning as they do the actions.

Sing, Play and Move - Liner Notes

Our BRAND NEW album,"Sing, Play and Move," supports "Emergent Literacy" for young children, helping them understand aspects of language and experience how words have meaning.

You may download the CD insert with full song list and notes, or click here to check out the CD on our Music page!




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