Singing a wise and gentle song gets students focused sweetly and ready for the day. ADHD and ADD students especially benefit from the even breathing required in singing something familiar and calming. The even flow of air focuses a child's attention (think yoga). I'm not speaking of yelling out with enthusiasm which can actually get kids riled up. I'm speaking of a quiet and thoughtful lyrics attached to an easy to sing fun melody that flows gently.
I work with kids one and one and witness miracles. It really doesn't matter where a teacher teaches. A little bit of happy singing is a great little ritual to wake kids up into the day. One song. Just pick the right song. And NO yelling.
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