How can Kindermusik teach my child to read?
Simple answer: Nursery rhymes + rhyming songs + finger plays now = readers later.
Long answer (for those who like research and detail):
“…There is a strong relation between early knowledge of nursery rhymes and success in reading and spelling over the next three years…Knowledge of nursery rhymes enhances children’s phonological sensitivity which in turn helps them to learn to read.” (read the research here)
“Children must be aware of the rhythmic flow and form of language before they can speak full and organized sentences. From the time they are infants, they listen to the sounds of speech and begin to produce words as they grow into toddlers. By exposing children to rhymes, they begin to absorb and understand the organization of language.”
Phonemic Awareness in Young Children, by M. Jager Adams, T. Beeler, B. R. Foorman, and I. Jundberg
“…[P]laying with the sounds of words encourages children to practice perception, production, word recognition, and memory for words, phonemes, all important foundations for phonological awareness.”
Ladders to Literacy, by Angela Notari-Syverson, Rollanda E. O’Connor and Patricia F. Vadasy, p. 134.