Black Spiders Lesson #9
In Sound Beginnings, we love to celebrate the many benefits class has to offer your child. But, did you know that your adult brain is benefitting, too? When you laugh, sing, and play along with your child, your brain releases the “bonding hormone” oxytocin, the chemical known to help us relax and counteract the effects of stress, anxiety, and fear!
Language development is at the forefront of the toddler’s developing brain. In fact during the toddler years, a child’s brain is wired to acquire up to 10 new words per day! It stands to
reason that the more language a child hears, the more his vocabulary expands. Nursery rhymes allow a child to hear vocabulary in a way that catches and holds his attention, and some research
indicates that learning and memorizing these simple rhymes improves reading ability later on.
Optional home fun activity: Make the Little Miss Muffet puppets on page 33 in your student workbook
(Remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.)