In class, we often remind everyone that “repetition is key.” We repeat the same song a few times in a row, and the same song set a couple of weeks in a row, before moving on to new songs. This is key for learning, as it is through repetition that we see progress and, gain mastery of new skills and concepts, all of which help children build a strong sense of self-confidence.
Also, repeating actions (in our case, songs) encourages the learning of cause and effect, consequences, and helps little ones remember and build their memory.
In addition, repetition also helps a child predict what’s coming and understand -and keep- routines, which provides them with comfort and a sense of safety. And, it provides children with the necessary tools for self-control and, to cope with transitions and adjustments later on.