I’ve most definitely written my fair share of songs about numbers. And while it’s not my FAVORITE topic in the world, I do have a bit of a soft spot for it…after all, I was president of the math club in high school (a fact my family will never let me live down).
So when one of my Listen & Learn Plus! members came to me in need of some fresh ideas for teaching the numbers 11-19, I was game. I wrote the song Numbers With a 1 with the idea that when it’s used, the music therapist/educator/parent will have visuals of each number in order to match the name with the number. You’ll understand what I mean after listening:
I made sure to keep the tempo nice and slow, and hopefully the song is interesting enough to keep a child’s attention — especially considering the topic isn’t the most fun! Do you know any other songs for teaching the numbers 11-19?
Yay!! Thanks so much for writing this song for me. :) I’m really looking forward to trying it out with my student this week. I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate your blog and having another music therapist to collaborate with!! Thanks again!
You are so welcome, Sarah! It was fun to write :) Please let me know how your student does with it. Good luck!
Super yay! Today is a student holiday and at the district level we teachers are meeting to look at assessments. My group is looking at math standards. The first grade teachers were sharing this morning that our students STILL have trouble recognizing the “teens.” One teacher said she calls them the teens because teenagers think they are number “1”. I suppose that is true, and it works, but I wanted something a little different. SO this song was PERFECT TIMING!!! Thanks again Rachel for filling the gaps in my teaching!!!!
Whoa! That IS great timing! I think this song will work nicely with your younger kiddos because you can easily incorporate the visual aspect of each number. Hope it helps!