An Annotation by Andrea Wondra
This article tells of the importance of physical movement, rhythm of language and linking those elements to literacy for young children. A neuroscience educator, Dee Coulter, states that combining rhythmic movement with speech and song will positively affect language development, self-management, and social skills. It also informs us that comprehension of words could be long lasting if children combine physical action with words.
This article is relevant to my research because I will combine rhythm, rhyme, music, and physical activity in my action research project. This article supports the methods of teaching that I will employ.
This is a high quality resource because it is from Young Children, a peer-reviewed professional journal published by NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Pica, R. (2010). Linking Literacy and Movement. YC: Young Children, 65(6), 72-73.