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Sounds and Symbols Musical Activities

Sounds and Symbols programmes can be used to promote literacy at all ages and stages.


You can see below some activities being undertaken by pre-school children -

PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT ENGAGES BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN
PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT ENGAGES BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN
BEATING A RHYTHM IS AN IMPORTANT SKILL FOR LITERACY
BEATING A RHYTHM IS AN IMPORTANT SKILL FOR LITERACY
CO-ORDINATION IS AN IMPORTANT WRITING SKILL
CO-ORDINATION IS AN IMPORTANT WRITING SKILL
RHYMES HELP CHILDREN TO MATCH SOUNDS AND CAN HELP TO TEACH NUMBERS AND TIME
RHYMES HELP CHILDREN TO MATCH SOUNDS AND CAN HELP TO TEACH NUMBERS AND TIME
RESPONSE TO SOUND HELPS EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
RESPONSE TO SOUND HELPS EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
CHILDREN NEED TO BE ABLE TO USE BOTH HANDS TOGETHER
CHILDREN NEED TO BE ABLE TO USE BOTH HANDS TOGETHER

READING PICTURES IS AN EARLY LITERACY SKILL
READING PICTURES IS AN EARLY LITERACY SKILL
PROPS HELP TO KEEP CHILDREN’S INTEREST
PROPS HELP TO KEEP CHILDREN’S INTEREST
LEARNING TO BE PART OF A GROUP HELPS TO DEVELOP SOCIAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
LEARNING TO BE PART OF A GROUP HELPS TO DEVELOP SOCIAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
WORKING TOGETHER IS FUN
WORKING TOGETHER IS FUN
MATCHING SOUNDS TO SYMBOLS IS IMPORTANT FOR READING
MATCHING SOUNDS TO SYMBOLS IS IMPORTANT FOR READING
GROSS MOTOR MOVEMENT STIMULATES THE BRAIN
GROSS MOTOR MOVEMENT STIMULATES THE BRAIN
THE LYRICS IN SONGS CAN GIVE INSTRUCTIONS
THE LYRICS IN SONGS CAN GIVE INSTRUCTIONS
USING PROPS FUELS THE IMAGINATION
USING PROPS FUELS THE IMAGINATION
PRACTISE WRITING SKILLS WITH RIBBONS
PRACTISE WRITING SKILLS WITH RIBBONS
CO-ORDINATION IS REQUIRED FOR WRITING
CO-ORDINATION IS REQUIRED FOR WRITING
MUSIC IS GREAT FUN AND OF BENEFIT TO ALL
MUSIC IS GREAT FUN AND OF BENEFIT TO ALL
YOU ARE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO ENJOY AND BENEFIT FROM MUSIC
YOU ARE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO ENJOY AND BENEFIT FROM MUSIC
AWARENESS OF PITCH CHANGES CORRELATES WITH GOOD READING SKILLS
AWARENESS OF PITCH CHANGES CORRELATES WITH GOOD READING SKILLS