As a school based music therapist, I assist a lot of students with their academics. Whether it's breaking down a concept into steps or composing a repetitive jingle to help them remember facts or a certain process, music is very engaging and beneficial in the school setting.
With younger students, I always strive to include songs in music therapy sessions that address basic math concepts.
One major math concept that students learn in PreK and Kindergarten is counting.
Students begin their experience with numbers through counting, number names and written numerals. Students learn to count objects and begin to understand one-to-one correspondence.
I love to use my "Count with Fingers" song with young children who are just beginning to count and grasp one-to-one correspondence.