Language promotion through music
The Bakabu method
- The Bakabu songs are developed with the linguist Barbara Rössl-Krötzl.
- Consequently, every song contains a linguistically based exercise.
- The song topics are selected by pedagogical experts.
- But the most imortant thing is:
Having FUN and deriving PLEASURE from the music …
… as it is only in this way that children automatically acquire fundamental language skills when singing.
How can music promote linguistic development?
Interview with the linguist Barbara Rössl-Krötzl
Music supports learning
Children who regularly sing and make music have ...
- significantly higher brain activity levels
- clearly better reading and spelling skills
- appreciably lower ADHS susceptibility
- higher auditory and visual attention levels
- better impulse control
The effect of musical activity on the brain development of children Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr Annemarie Seither-Preisler
Widely used and award-winning
- The Bakabu songs are already used by more than 350.000 children
- In all kindergarten in Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland and Carinthia
- In all Austrian remedial German classes
- Acknowledged as excellent by the Austrian Language Skills Centre
- Certified for inclusion in the official school book list
Educators report on their experiences with Bakabu in practice.
A visit to the studio
How the Bakabu songs came into being…
LANGUAGE PROMOTION THROUGH MUSIC
The limits of my language...
... mean the limits of my world.