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Box of Songs
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Rainbow Bridges is an American-owned and operated English language academy in Fukuoka, Japan, where learning is fun-and fun is learning. We specialize in working with young learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), and these children's songs are written and performed by dedicated teacher-musicians. Music is emotional, as is learning, and, when done well, can help students acquire new language. Most of the children's music out there is written for native speakers, and the language is usually too difficult to be an effective EFL learning tool when the students can't grasp the language well. In Rainbow Bridges songs, the teachers, curriculum designers, producers, and musicians are the same people. We ensure that the lyrics here are accessible to children who are complete beginners at English. We love music and want our music to be interesting for adults, too (after all, we listen to these songs almost as often as the children do). We hope these songs are also enjoyable for children who are native speakers of English as well as parents and teachers. Our academy uses a student-centered approach, where teachers create a learning environment that inspires students to want to learn English. In that spirit, we've included karaoke tracks for every song on this EP so that children can exercise their creativity by remaking them to their own purpose. They can sing them as written, or with their own words and ideas, creatively and meaningfully using language they've learned. In "Go!" the children can "go by tyrannosaurus" rather than "hippopotamus" if they like. Or they might rearrange the order of the target language of the songs. They can sing "The Phonics Song," for example, in alphabetical order-or by a random order of letters they have to read and put to the music. They can also use English for ideas they really want to express, singing about places of their choice instead of the examples in "I Want to Go to the Park" or objects they prefer in "It's a Circle." There are infinite creative possibilities waiting to come out of the minds of children. We'd like to hear what your young learners come up with!

Title: Box of Songs
Genre: Children's
Artist(s): Rainbow Bridges
Label: CD Baby
Release Date: 11/25/2014
Product Type: CD
UPC: 208110101055
Item #: 1441431X

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