Wee Sing & Learn 123 – sing along to the number song

thWee Sing & Learn 123 is a useful app for teaching foundational number knowledge and it features the “123 Song” sing-along in music video format.

Bibliographic Info:  Wee Sing & Learn 123  Cupcake Digital/Wee Sing/Penguin (2014)  Format: App, Music Video  Interest Level: kids ages 2 to 6  Genre: Sing-along  Themes: Numbers and Counting

Summary:  Wee Sing & Learn 123 is a tool for teaching basic number knowledge.  The app includes the singable “123 Song” music video that includes onscreen lyrics.

StorytimeWow_FinalLogo-1Wee Sing & Learn 123 was given StorytimeWOW’s Marquee Seal on April 12th, 2015.  This material has been selected for the AppWOW and MusicVideoWOW collections.

th-2Review:  Wee Sing & Learn 123 is an app that functions as a tool for teaching number knowledge to young children.  The useful piece of this app for storytime is a singable version of the 123 song.  Onscreen letters and lyrics are visually highlighted to encourage audiences to sing along.

th-1Storytime:  This short and catchy sing along  music video works as an open or transition during storytime.  Check out the video below (it’s accessible from within the app or on YouTube).  

1. Wee Sing & Learn 123 provides parents with opportunities to use the following Early Literacy-Building Parent Practices (see full list of parent practices here):

  • Playing is a primary way in which children learn language (and this book is very playful).
  • Singing together is a fun bonding experience with your child.  Musical experiences cultivate brain development and teach children concepts such as steady beat, rhythm and tempo.

2. Wee Sing & Learn 123 supports these Common Core Guidelines (see full list here):

  • Focus on cultivating children’s core knowledge of numbers through number-themed books, songs, and elements that provide young children with a solid foundation in whole numbers, addition, and subtraction.
  • Add information-focused content and materials that broaden knowledge of the real world.
  • Integrate new media materials and technology in classroom settings. Cultivate media literacy behaviors through modeling.
  • Create a more participatory culture in group programs and classroom settings.  Use materials that invite participation and keep learners engaged.

I chose to review the Wee Sing & Learn 123 app because LittleeLit.com recommends using it in digital storytime programs.

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Written by Tom Schween, founder of storytimeWOW!