Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Memory Through Music

We have some piano books that are full of kids songs & one of the songs we ran across teaches kids what their address is.  He learned that quite quickly, which could be a good thing if he gets lost, or it could be a bad thing if he tells random strangers what his address is & they decide to come check it out.

Asher has been having some difficulty when it comes to spelling his name.  Not that he can write it.  He’s not THAT brilliant, but we’d like him to at least have a starting ground for when he gets to the writing stage.  So we thought perhaps it was time to teach him a song that spells his name.  Quite conveniently, his name can be substituted in the “B-I-N-G-O” song.

“There was a Mummy, had a boy & Asher was his name, oh…  A-S-H-E-R, A-S-H-E-R…”

Within 5 minutes he was spelling his name at the top of his lungs.  Brilliant.  The only problem came when he wanted us to sing about Chancery.  Trying to sing 8 letters in that space just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

“C-H-A-N-C-E-R-Y, C-H-A-N-C-E-R-Y…”

Maybe we’ll have to name the next kid Al.

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