Drumming
Sing to The Beat

Beginner

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

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

Intermediate

Teach the song “All around the world.” 

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

Experienced

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

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

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Why is this important?

Music has value in developing children’s auditory skills, which leads to an increase in children’s phonemic and phonological awareness. This is essential for children learning how to read.

Looking for more information?

Visit our Resources page for lyrics to Around the World.

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.