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Sing to the Beat
Play the drum while singing the song “Around the World.”
Tip: Children may listen or participate at their own pace.
Teach the song “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.
Why is this important?
Music helps children learn how to read by increasing their phonemic and phonological awareness.
Reference: 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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