Sing into Reading

Teach your child to read with music and love.

Literacy through music and movement
for people of all ages and abilities.

School Visits, Conferences, Events, and Classes

Risa Beth Cohen, M.S.Ed., Creative Director

Oh Friends We Love You

Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Arts Council, my debut album will be released on June 12, 2024.

It is available for pre-sale with bonuses NOW!

Album Pre-sale

"I Love You (Yes I Do)," is available everywhere!

On Apple Music

On Spotify

On all these other stores: Acrcloud, Amazon, Anghami, MediaNet, Boomplay, Deezer, Instagram/Facebook, Adaptr, Flo, YouTube Music, Gracenote, iHeartRadio, Claro Música, iTunes, Jaxsta, Joox, KKBox, Kuack Media, Mrc, NetEase, Qobuz, Pandora, Saavn,  Tencent, Tidal, TikTok/TikTok Music/Resso/Luna and Yandex Music (beta)

"'This children’s song shares appropriate ways to show affection with different parts of the body (i.e.: ‘With my hands, I’ll draw for you. With my hands, I’ll write to you. With my hands, I’ll build for you.’)'... 'Parents and educators working with babies and children under 7 will enjoy singing ‘I Love You (Yes I Do),’ with their little ones,'...Thanks to an Artist Opportunities grant from the Ohio Arts Council, Cohen and audio engineer Christopher Antalek are producing Cohen’s debut album, Oh Friends We Love You, for release this summer." ("Local Educator Releases Children's Song" by Heather Denniss, Toledo Blade, 1/25/24)

GOOD DAY on WTOL 11

I was featured on Good Day, on WTOL. Amanda Fay asked me about Sing into Reading, and I shared an original song, "Our Classroom is Peaceful." 

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Literacy Lesson on "The Nine"

I was featured on "The Nine," a morning show on 13abc. I shared a musical paper-ripping lesson. Watch this quick (4-minute) segment to learn how to build fine motor skills and ready the hand for writing through song.

Check it out here: https://www.13abc.com/video/2023/01/24/learning-read-through-song-movement/Keep singing,Risa

See the replay of Risa on 13abc's "The Nine"

"Ten Tips to Teach Your Child to Read with Music and Love."

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Introducing...The Sing into Reading Text Converter!

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Use the Sing into Reading Text Converter to help your text match the Montessori teaching materials and teach letter differentiation.

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"Thank you, Risa. I was a Kindermusik educator for 20 years, so I have a good variety of songs...but love more and fresh ideas. I have my favorite back pocket oldies but goodies. BUT, new ideas are always welcome. I am back to teaching in the classroom now, and still LOVE music, but am not doing just that. When you talked about adding the literacy component in your training, I felt like that was the missing piece for me that was needed. We do a "journal" reading, but it just didn't fit who I was. I think doing the music is doing the same thing...but adding an element of what was really missing and what I know is SO good for the classroom and kids. THANK YOU! The kids are LOVING Peter Rabbit. :)"

Darcy Logan
Lead Teacher, Little Hawks Discovery Preschool

"Risa, is that look you in the eye kind of musical master that makes not only the children mesmerized but parents tapping their toes in their shoes as they watch the kids hold onto her words and rhythm....only to find yourself singing and humming long after the lesson or show"

Kathleen Rice-Mierzwiak
Mom of a student

"Risa Cohen is a talented musician and vocalist. She is kind, caring and has a natural way of connecting with children. I have seen firsthand the way my children and their classmates hang on her every word and note. Risa is an exemplary teacher and outstanding individual!"

Michael Rowland
Dad of two students

"Risa has an amazing class! She does a combination of new songs and old favorites and we love singing them when we are at home."

Holly Allen
Mom of three studnets

Loving Literacy Workshop

Please join the Loving Literacy Workshop where we share songs, inspiration, and literacy tips. I will add your email address to my list so you don't miss out on songs, free classes, and all of the fun!

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