I written many times now about how music is a part of our daily lives: from starting the day in a great mood to making chores more fun. It’s my “secret” for getting kids to not only cooperate, but love whatever it is that we are doing.
One of the most interesting and exciting things about music is that it can actually help kids learn too! Combining learning and fun is definitely a win-win!
- It is a fun activity that kids will actually want to do.
- Singing out loud helps commit lyrics (and facts!) to memory.
- Dancing along to the music builds gross motor skills.
- Music may improve literacy by encouraging brain development.
- There’s no resistance — kids are learning without even knowing it…and loving it!
An excellent example of this is the popular new Jungle Jim music video series. Through song, Jungle Jim introduces kids to a variety of wildlife — kids learn facts with catchy lyrics. There’s a whole cast of memorable characters including the star of the series Jungle Jim, Cheetah, Monkey, Porcupine, and Tiger.
See what parents are saying about Jungle Jim and how you can be one of the first to get all of the NEW videos — check out Jungle Jim on Kickstarter!
Each animal has their own video which tells all about their unique characteristics and their way of life. They have distinct voices and varying styles of music which makes it easy for kids to tell them apart and to remember who’s who.
There are already quite a few videos available on JungleJimMusic.com (Lilu and Annabelle watched every single one and already have their favorites: Jungle Jim and Scratch the Porcupine). There is also a Kickstarter campaign underway to create more fun videos — be sure to check it out for the latest updates and songs!
Jungle Jim is giving away two $100 Toys R Us gift cards! The contest is open through October 31st 2015, so make sure to ENTER to win — it’s the perfect prize with the holidays approaching!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are 100% mine.
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