My two oldest kids had the same Kindergarten teacher whom we absolutely loved. I remembered they learned how to spell their color words by singing fun color songs. I’m wondering if I teach Haley how to spell her colors through fun kids songs if that will help her word retrieval issues. Whenever I use movement or one of her senses to learn or relearn something it helps when she needs to retrieve that word. This confirms what I have been learning about the brain. The more ways I can help her brain map to one word the more likely she is to retrieve that word.
This is an example of the steps I use to teach Haley using these color songs who remember had a brain tumor resection and has word retrieval difficulties.
- I teach her the red color song.
- She is able to sing the song herself unassisted.
- We are playing with legos and I ask what color is this piece? Because of previous interactions I know she knows the color red but she is unable to name the color at this time.
- I give her a hint by humming the red color song or singing some of the words. She will know what I am humming or singing because of #2.
- I anticipate she will say red or more likely she will sing the song which will then trigger her brain to say red.
Of course I will use these same kids songs to teach Little Man when he is old enough. I don’t know if these are the exact color songs my kids learned in their class, but they are short and fun and spell out the words. To remember this for later pin this now.
Blue to the tune The Farmer In The Dell
Pink to the tune Jingle Bells
Yellow to the tune If Your Happy And You Know It
Green to the tune Row Row Row Your Boat
Red to the tune Where is Thumbkin?
Brown to the tune B-I-N-G-O
All the colors in one song to the tune There was a farmer had a dog.
If you like these color songs and want to remember them for later? Share them on facebook or pinterest.
Do you know of other fun learning kids songs? Let me know in the comments.