Razzledazzle invites us to travel through four 'portals' to develop children's language through versions of age-old teaching strategies:
Rhyme Time - new action rhymes, based around familiar onomatopoeic sounds, and employing rhythm, rhyme, and movement to aid memorisation.
Chit Chat - starting points for getting adults and children speaking and listening in everyday situations.
Bish Bash Bosh - specially-written chants combining language play with a steady beat, creating opportunities for movement, music, rhythm and vocabulary development.
Once Upon a Tale - original stories, featuring all the strengths of the oral tradition - rhythm, rhyme, repetition, language play and plenty of audience participation.
You'll also find the Not So Long Song which urges children to listen and attend to significant sounds, despite the distractions of an increasingly noisy world.
The educational value of the show
Razzledazzle helps children to:
- Develop the foundations of literacy, including children's spoken language and listening skills.