A few weeks ago, our future Early Childhood Carers and Educators sang and learnt a couple of traditional songs for toddlers in English. They loved it!
Children naturally love to do things over and over again and over again! Their innate insistence on repetition is extremely beneficial to learning because it provides children with predictability, which creates a feeling of safety and security. In addition to building consistency, repetition also helps our brains develop memory skills! Having a strong working memory helps children remember instructions, recall and build upon past knowledge, and make connections between ideas. These skills are essential to success in school and life.
Singing songs to toddlers about getting dressed or cleaning up will build in routine and they will begin to understand these transitional cues. (information extracted from the article «Let’s do it again! Repetition in songs reinforces memory and routine» by PimaLib_Kids )