Thursday, March 10, 2011

Beginning, Middle, End

When children are in the early grades and preschool, they are taught concepts of beginning, middle and ending. These concepts are key to understanding word development and story development and eventually large numbers in math.  Teachers reiterate these concepts in as many ways as possible.

In music, these concepts are used also.  Parents can reinforce these concepts by asking their children questions like these:

How does the song Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star begin?

What comes next after "Up above the world so high...."?

How does the song Happy Birthday end?

**Some more questions would be:
What are the words that rhyme in the song Jesus Loves Me?
Can you think of any other words that rhyme with those?

Substitute any songs that are familiar to your family, and you've got a great way to increase your child's familiarity with foundational concepts of beginning, middle and end!

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