Vocal Confidence

We are developing work on vocal confidence. Singing and dancing at home is an ideal way to support your child’s learning in a number of areas and research suggests that being sung directly to as opposed to listening to recorded music has the most powerful impact. So sing in the car, the bath, at bedtime or anytime you can with your child and you will be supporting their development in a wide range of areas including;

Communication, language and literacy

  • Speech and language – singing is an ideal language development medium
  • Memory – through repetition of songs and rhymes, which are more easily remembered than words of speech
  • Communication – call and response and actions during activity-based and group songs/games help develop awareness of others and encourage friendship and social interaction

Personal, social and emotional development

  • Self-esteem and confidence – simple songs and rhymes are easy to learn and can increase confidence dramatically as children learn to sing alone as well as in a group
  • Self-control – singing games can help children to follow a leader, be a leader, and wait their turn
  • Cooperation and listening skills – songs and rhymes involve listening and responding to instructions
  • Involving families - parents and carers can be involved directly   in the setting, or at home where children will inevitably repeat songs and games they have learned

Moving to music – Action songs

  • Supports learning balance, body coordination, body awareness and rhythm
  • This term, Summer 2016, children are using microphones to record familiar songs or make up their own songs they are enjoying listening to their own voices and exploring using their voices in different ways.
  • Some children are writing and singing their own songs
  •  We are introducing a new song each week during talking times you can listen to these songs here:


rowland hill summer term songs – lyrics