Singing a Story

ID number
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

When a book is sung, it goes beyond the simple and everyday – it’s elevated into a new and special experience. A musical book engages, invites positive communal participation, provides non-stressful (group) pronunciation practice and opens teaching opportunities. In this workshop, participants will learn a wide variety of strategies and musical techniques to extend book use. These approaches can be immediately put to use in the classroom to more fully engage students and encourage student learning. By sharing these successful and pleasurable musical literacy activities, participants will have the confidence to adapt them to their individual sites and experiment further. Demonstration, teaching tips, and extensions, and interactive participation occur throughout this webinar. Attendees are encouraged to contribute questions to clarify and deepen their experience.

Learner objectives

- Make thoughtful choices of what material to choose for optimal classroom use.

- Incorporate diverse books and extend them in multiple ways which will aid in building cognitive, language, social-emotional, physical and listening skills in the early childhood classroom.

- Demonstrate how non-musical books can be successfully transformed, employing multiple techniques which participants will practice and experiment with during the workshop. Use strategies in the classroom to more fully engage students and encourage student learning.

- Collaborate with presenter and participants following to webinar to continue the learning experience as the content is implemented.

Intended audience
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Early Intervention Personnel, Family Educator, Family Member, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Early Literacy, Early Music, Interactions with Children
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Interactions, Relationships and Environments