What Do Children Remember? Music! Music! Music!

I admit it!  I am a soccer mom!  At the soccer field with our daughter three times a week, and now that the Florida heat has set in I can tell you it’s not as appealing as it might sound!

Might I share a quick story with you about what happened at the soccer field this past Wednesday night and how it should resonate with all of us as parents and as our children’s first teachers?  Thanks!

For five years in a row a local elementary school, Plumb Elementary School, in Clearwater, Florida has been hosting a Multicultural Night titled Bringing Spanish to Life with the Boca Beth Music!  The entire first grade class learns some of my bilingual songs, I drive over to the school and practice with them while at the same time give them a Boca Beth motivational short speech, then they enjoy a standing-room-only performance night!

These six and seven year old kids learn so much Spanish in such a short time it’s crazy!  The parents love it!  The teachers are heroines!

Wednesday night we are getting ready to leave the soccer field, and I see a young girl just staring at our vehicle, the magnetic signs on the side that advertise Boca Beth and its bilingual products, and I ask her if she’s having a great day.  She replies she is and informs me that she learned some of her Spanish with ‘that Boca Beth music’ years ago at Plumb Elementary school!

She starts singing the song her class did which was the I Know the Days of the Week/Yo sé los días de la semana song!  She is in 5th grade now and could sing the entire song to me!  Then her sister comes over, tells me she did the show too, and her class did ¿Qué pasa? / What’s Happening? and SHE starts singing her song!  Then – to make me feel even better  – their older brother who is now in middle school announces he and his class learned the I Know My Shapes / Yo sé mis formas and he goes into action with the song!

What do you remember learning to music?  The states?  The capitals?  The planets?  A Math formula?

Comment below with what you learned to music years ago and whether or not you remember every word!

We will choose a random winner to receive a Boca Beth Beach Ball for summer and a Boca Beth bilingual t-shirt this coming Monday, May 17th!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

38 Responses to “What Do Children Remember? Music! Music! Music!”

  1. lisa says:

    How cool is that?
    I remember learning several different Schoolhouse Rock songs as a child, and can still mentally recite most of them.
    A while back I purchased the Schoolhouse Rock boxed set for my kiddos, so they can learn too. It’s funny how you can remember nearly anything, if it’s put to music.

  2. Amy R says:

    I learned the 50 states and the books of the Bible with songs, and still sing them to remember today! :)

  3. Vickie Couturier says:

    We learned the Alphabet from a song an so have the grandkids,my grandson has learned a lot from singing with Dora the Explorer,he is only 4 an speaks more spanish than I can from singing with that show
    vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

  4. Sherri says:

    I don’t remember learning anything by music when I was younger, but I can remember the days of the week in Spanish, thanks to the CD you sent us. Everytime we listen to these songs we pick up something new.

  5. Terra says:

    I learned Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and the ABCs. My son is now learning most of his Spanish from music, whether I make songs up or we pop in a ‘real’ CD :)

  6. Brie H says:

    I remember learning how to tell time, the ABC’s, the countries of South America and their capitals, and different things from School House rock

  7. Vivian Vega Bolanos says:

    I learned the ABCs, the names of the 12 disciples and the fruits of the holy spirit. And I can STILL recite the religion songs.

  8. Laura says:

    I learned the oceans through song.

  9. shana says:

    Ella Jenkins songs from kindergarten.

  10. Boca Beth says:

    Congratulations / Felicitaciones to our amiga Brie for being the randomly chosen winner from all of the terrific entries that spoke about what you learned with music during your early years!

    We will be shipping a Boca Beth Bilingual T-Shirt and Beach Ball to Brie and her family soon! I thank all of you for commenting and sharing and hope you stay tuned for more Boca Beth fun!

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  19. BocaBeth says:

    Gracias for your comment saying our post today is interesting! We love bringing the two languages together, and we thank you for hopping on our blog!

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  22. I remember learning how to tell time, the ABC’s, the countries of South America and their capitals, and different things from School House rock

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  29. BocaBeth says:

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