Sing into Reading: the Blog

Little ones love literacy.

Music is magic! 

Creating a Literacy-Rich Environment

 

Members of Sing into Reading receive excellent instruction for children teaching literacy through music and love. For a limited time, members will also receive instruction for parents: "Teach Your Child to Read With Music and Love." Check out this sample class, "Creating a Literacy-Rich Environment." 

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Gratitude Journal

 

Gratitude is a two-way street. The more you give, the more you get. 

I am receiving gratitude from people who are thankful for the Thanks and Giving Celebration. Here’s the thing: I am so grateful to you for supporting this dream of mine to teach literacy through music and movement.

Choose gratitude. Every minute of every day you have a choice. You can choose to complain about what you do not have, or be thankful for what you do. Choose appreciation. Choose gratitude. You can find things to be thankful for, even when things are not going well. That's when it is especially important to practice gratitude.

Gratitude, like love, creates what I call "rosy moments." Cherish them. Savor them. Make them last. Writing down what you are grateful for will help you remember the rosy moments and make them last longer.

 There are many benefits of using a gratitude journal, including closer relationships, improved physical health, reduced aggression, better sleep,...

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Someday Soon Jar

 

How to make a "Someday Soon jar:"

  • Take a jar and write "Someday Soon" on it. 
  • Whenever you think of something you want to do someday soon that you can't do right now, write it on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. 
  • Someday soon, when you are able to do all these things, enjoy taking out your papers, reading your ideas, and doing all those fun things!
  • I want to thank Jewish Federation of Toledo for my "Someday Soon jar."

Keep singing,

Risa

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Write Every Day

 

Write every day. 

Happy World Literacy Day!

Keep singing,

Risa

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Telling Small Moment Stories

 

Telling stories is how we contextualize and make sense of our world. 

Last week, I talked about the importance of telling fairy tales and folk tales. I referenced Bruno Bettleheim's Uses of Enchantment. Going through difficult scenarios and emotions in stories prepares us to go through them in real life. 

Today I share a small moment story with you from my childhood, "All Sandy." 

Tell your small moment stories. Tell stories to your little ones about when you were little.

Keep singing,

Risa

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Sing Every Day

 

"I sing every day of my life.

I hope you do too."

Keep singing,

Risa

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Daily Read Alouds

 

Please read to your child every day. 

In this blog, I talk about three benefits of reading to your little one every day: literacy, learning, and love.

Keep singing,

Risa

 

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