Science shows that music activates both the left and right brain at the same time, and the activation of both hemispheres can maximize learning and improve memory. What better way to learn digraphs (sh, ch, th) than sing along to "Chim Chim Cheree!" Instead, we changed the words to be about chocolate, cheese and cherries - YUM. We also had fun making up tongue twisters with words that all began with the same digraph. Playing with words is a unique part of our phonics program and brings up the level of engagement and joy, which in turn enhances learning outcomes.