Readiness for Kindergarten – Learning Fun At Home/Dishes

Doing the dishes is not one of my favorite activities but there is a way to make it more fun and d0 kindergarten readiness activity at the same time : singing. Here’s 2 versions depending on how they get done at your house. (tune–Here we go ’round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wash the dishes, wash the dishes, wash the dishes.
This is the way we wash the dishes and clear the table.

This is the way we put in the dishes,  put in the dishes, put in the dishes,
This is the way we put in the dishes, and clear the table.

Adding more versions is quite easy, too: start the dishwasher, empty the dishwasher, dry the dishes, put dishes away, etc.

Singing and simple songs like this help for readiness for kindergarten. It’s a way to train the ear and brain to listen carefully, strengthen the memory for hearing, and coordinate the words and the tune. Music uses a system that’s similar to math, going up and down a scale like numbers go up and down, so it also builds the thinking pathways for math. There, did that make doing the dishes more fun for you and your little one?

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