Songdrawing is a multi-sensory form of activity in which singing, drawing, movement and story-telling are combined in a holistic and interactive process, and drawings are conjured up by joyful drawing songs. With its versatile working methods the Laulau® Songdrawing Method supports children in cross-curricular learning and offers experiences of interaction and inclusion. In addition to singing and drawing, songdrawing invites the children to concentrate, communicate, and cooperate. It also offers a child a natural and illustrative way to express and visualize one’s feelings, thoughts and observations.
Songdrawing is a joyful and an easily adaptable working method providing an inspiring self-made platform for interaction and communication, as well as for various pedagogical and therapeutic processes and session themes. The method is easy to adopt and to integrate into other pedagogical content, learning objectives and curriculums. The use of the method does not require the teacher to have any special expertise in music or visual arts.
During almost 10 years of method development the Laulau® Songdrawing Method has become established in Finnish early childhood education and preschool, as well as in special education and rehabilitation (e.g. speech, music and occupational therapy of children with special needs). According to the user studies, the method effectively supports e.g. a child’s interaction and communication skills, linguistic and social-emotional skills, executive functioning skills, motor and manual skills, self-efficacy, and courage.
The right to use the method
Songdrawing training and materials give the right to use the method as part of educational, nursing and rehabilitation work with children or other special target groups. The training and materials do not give the right to train the method e.g. for work communities or in other contexts, or to use the trademark in one’s own business.