Combining Arts with Reading

Combining Arts with Reading

Worlds Awaiting - Season 3, Episode 1 , Segment 1

Combining Arts with Reading, Song Breaker

Episode: Combining Arts with Reading, Song Breaker

  • Jan 6, 2018 7:00 pm
  • 11:15 mins

Learning to read involves a whole lot more than just words and letters. Here’s an obvious example – picture books. What child isn’t well-served, motivated, and inspired to learn to read with a few illustrations on the pages? Perhaps less-obvious, is this matter of pursuing literacy – and the support that can come from art, music, and dance. Today on Worlds Awaiting, Rachel Wadham visits with an enthusiastic advocate of combining art with a child’s growth towards literacy. Enrique Feldman is an Artist and Educator who specializes in approaches to literacy that incorporate music and movement. Feldman is the former professor of music and education at the University of Arizona, and was also Assistant Band Director at the University of Wisconsin.  Since, 2001, he has been a presenter of keynotes, workshops and coaching sessions for organizations of all types, with a special focus on learning.