Reading Rainbow's app hosted by LeVar Burton, guides children on a reading adventure to themed “islands,” each filled with hundreds of children’s books and video field trips. With the addition of “Music Mountain,” (named with the help of the Kindermusik community!) a limited selection of Kindermusik’s music-themed eBooks and videos will be featured alongside other newly produced and music-themed content from Reading Rainbow.
This collaboration with Reading Rainbow reinforces my own experience in the classroom and what the research clearly states—Music supports a child’s literacy development in many ways, including:
- Phonological awareness
- Vocabulary building
- Listening skills
- Reading accuracy