Hardcover book 168 pages + cd, Laulau Oy
LET’S LEARN BY SONGDRAWING (book + cd) is a comprehensive and inspiring method material, which includes versatile information about the Songdrawing MethodTM, 40 lovely method songs and hundreds of practical activity ideas for different pedagogical purposes and usage situations. The catching melodies and easy-to-learn lyrics as well as the beautiful arrangements of the songs inspire the songdrawers of different age to dive in to the world of art- and action-based learning.
SONGDRAWING is a multisensory and holistic form of activity in which drawings are conjured up and supported by joyful drawing songs. With its diverse excercises, working methods, and processes, the Songdrawing Method supports children in multiple areas of learning and offers experiences of interaction and inclusion.
In addition to singing and drawing, songdrawing invites the children to concentrate, communicate, and cooperate. The method effectively supports linguistic and social emotional skills, motor and manual skills, self-efficacy, and courage. In songdrawing, the boundaries of the paper don’t determine the limits of visual expression. You might as well songdraw on your friend’s back, on a large shared piece of paper, in sand, or in the air.
This material includes versatile information about the Songdrawing Method, 40 lovely method songs and hundreds of practical activity tips for different pedagogical purposes and usage situations. The catching songs on the CD support and inspire you on your songdrawing
path and lead you to mesmerizing musical milieus, as well as to various pedagogical themes, stories and adventures.
The Songdrawing Method was developed by a Finnish children’s songwriter and music educator Minna Lappalainen, together with method users and experts in education and rehabilitation. During the past few years songdrawing has become an established pedagogical method in Finnish early childhood education, preschool and special education, early childhood music education as well as in rehabilitation such as speech and occupational therapy. The method is in active use also in early language teaching, language immersion and language enrichment programs in preschool and elementary education.