This collection of sight words spelling songs includes a song to help children learn to spell the number words from zero to ten, plus 19 more high frequency words. (This set includes the Dolch /Fry Words from 50-75, approximately.) This product is simply the CD (audio music) version only, with no visual supports- just our fabulous learning songs for kids! To use our fun movements to help kids learn in a multi sensory way, please refer to our DVDs or digital videos available for streaming on Vimeo for a small monthly or yearly fee. (Or, download the free notes on the motions!) Learning the high frequency words (also known as Dolch words or Fry words,) is a foundational skill that all children need in order to advance from emergent reader to beginning reader. This collection of songs that spell are written in a Rock or Hip-Hop style that is SO much fun to dance to, so it is just perfect for Kindergarten, first grade, or that gifted pre-K child that just loves to learn! Heidi’s fun number word songs and site word songs help children easily memorize the spellings so that they can begin writing painlessly. When kids master these basic skills, school becomes a fun challenge, rather than something to be avoided! Want to purchase these songs digitally on iTunes? Click here!
Early childhood experts agree that multisensory methods, such as our award winning collection of videos and word songs, are exactly what children need to help them learn, especially if they have a learning disability, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, autism, a developmental delay, or just need a reading intervention tool to help them catch up a bit. And- no DVD player? No problem! You can watch HeidiSongs streaming on digital video right here on Vimeo!
Do these songs sound familiar? If you use the nationally acclaimed Benchmark Advance language arts curriculum, they should! Many of the videos that accompany these songs have been included in the nationally adopted Benchmark Advance curriculum! So even the experts agree that this is the very BEST way to learn!
Words Covered Are:
Zero the Hero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, about, around, but, eat, fight, find, funny, get, into, new, ride, please, pretty, saw, say, says, so, under, which.
The Importance of Sight Words
“Sight word” is the term that many teachers use to describe a word in written English that cannot be sounded out, and therefore must be memorized on sight. The reason that most sight words cannot be sounded out is because they do not follow the regular spelling and phonics patterns that are often taught to children when they are beginning to read.
For example, in the word, “the,” the reader must first recognize that the “th” together forms one sound /th/, and the “e” makes neither the short or long /e/ sound, but a short /u/ sound. Likewise, the word, “said” may start and end phonetically, but the middle of the word has short /e/ sound spelled with two letters (“ai”) that are not sounded at all.
In addition, when the children find the words or movements amusing, they are also more likely to remember that song/word, since it touched their emotional side as well. All of this adds up to a learning tool that can reach even special needs children in a regular classroom setting, while at the same time keeping the faster learners happy and challenged as well- because ALL kids learn best when learning is FUN and ACTIVE!
Check out Heidi's blog for more information on Sing & Spell 5:
-What is the best way to use "Sing and Spell"?
-Morning Routines That Really Work for Pre-K and Kindergarten- and MORE Hidden Sight Word Worksheets!
-Questions and Answers
-Teaching Writing to Kindergartners