Singing encourages self-expression

Singing encourages vocal imitation

Singing gives a child verbal confidence and develops an eagerness to communicate

Singing exercises the lips and tongue

Singing helps children to speak more clearly and with greater ease

Singing teaches grammar and vocabulary, as does the recitation of poetry

Singing teaches phrasing

Singing teaches storytelling (sequencing of events)

Singing teaches patterning, rhythm and rhyme

Singing gives children tools of verbal communication

Singing teaches children how to listen, how to enjoy listening and how to think while listening




(source: The Shepards school of Music)