Vocabulary acquisition with kindergarten children using song picture books [thesis]

Mary F. Joyce
Researchers have suggested a connection between music and language development (Lamb and Gregory, 1993) , wherein integrating music and literacy activities can optimize student literacy learning. In particular, experiences that develop vocabulary through students' participation in singing stories that are rich in phonemic patterns, such as rhyme and alliteration, are highly recommended. Combining books with music-integrated literacy experiences can additionally enhance young children's exposure
more » ... to language (Wiggins, 2007) . This practice-based research was conducted in an early childhood education setting with four classrooms of kindergarten students, including students with special needs and English language learners, in a vocabulary acquisition experiment.
doi:10.17760/d20002365 fatcat:xrt6bxzi3zgtbnuxolfkpsqtpa