How To Use Repetition as a Fun and Effective Tool To Teach Our Children

By October 13, 2011Guest Posts

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Small children have a lot of information to process everyday, and it’s our job as moms to help them filter through to the important things.

So, in our home, we have “catch phrases,” songs and signals to help them remember and follow many of our rules:

My Mad Songwriting Skillz

For example, when my kids were really little, to remind them not to go outside, not to go in the street and not to touch the oven, I wrote a song…

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  • We have a toothbrushing song in our house. It goes “This is the way we brush our teeth…brush our teeth…brush our teeth….” etc. My dad started it when I was little, mostly as a length determinate. We were supposed to keep brushing the whole time he was singing.

    And now that my daughter is just old enough to start some tooth-brushing, guess what I’m singing? 🙂

  • Bethany says:

    I think we need a little youtube video demonstrating the don’t go in the street, etc song!! 🙂

  • You know even though I have a child with severe development delays, repetition works with him too. His teacher told me to read the same book over and over again to him.