Sing to the Beat!

Why is this important?

Music helps children learn how to read by increasing their phonemic and phonological awareness.

Looking for more information?

Visit our Resources page for lyrics to Around the World.


Hansen, D., & Milligan, S. A. (2012). Aural skills: at the juncture of research in early reading and music literacy. Music Educators Journal, 99(2), 75–80.

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Play the drum while singing the song “All Around the World” (lyrics available here).

Tip: Children may listen or participate at their own pace.



Teach the song “All around the World.”

Tip: Have children sing along and take turns playing the drum.


Learn about the sacred drum and its importance to Indigenous culture.

Tip: Invite an Elder, find a video, or read a book.