These HeidiSongs sight words songs help children learn to read and spell some of the most commonly used high frequency words, including the color words, Dolch, and Fry List words! This is simply the CD (audio music) version only, with no visual supports. 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! These 30 catchy songs help kids remember the site words that form the foundation of their basic reading skills. The learning songs for kids help children easily learn the sight words and how to spell them as they begin writing. These songs that spell focus on the color words and some other basic high frequency words that all children learn in Kindergarten or first grade. This is highly beneficial to emergent readers and writers! Early childhood professionals agree that multi-sensory learning methods such as our word songs with movements are the very best way to teach young children to read! Our teaching method also works very well for students with special needs, such as ADHD, ADD, autism, dyslexia, learning disabilities, and other developmental delays! And for kids that are just a little bit behind, these songs make an excellent reading intervention tool that can help them catch up in an entertaining way that some kids even ask for again and again!
Many of the videos that go with these songs have even been included in nationally adopted and acclaimed Benchmark Advance curriculum! For even more practice in foundational skills, the last two songs remind kids to start each sentence with a capital letter, and to put a space between each word. And- no DVD player? No problem! You can rent our videos and stream them online for a minimal monthly or yearly fee on Vimeo. And, you can get this CD digitally on iTunes right here.
Words Covered Are:
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, white, gray, pink, an, at, big, do, down, has, in, it, no/yes, not, small, this, too, up, we, what, who. Plus, it includes two punctuation songs; one for capitals, and one for spaces between the words.
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!
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-What is the best way to use "Sing and Spell"?
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-Questions and Answers
-Teaching Writing to Kindergartners
-Conferences, Contests and more Puzzles!