By SOPHIA SCHMIDT • JUL 17, 2018
Public libraries across the state are hosting programs that get kids reading—and rapping— as part of the Summer Library Challenge.ListenListening…1:05Listen to the story here.
Roughly twenty kids learned about vowels, syllables and rhyming at the Kirkwood library Tuesday.
Bomani Armah, or Baba Bomani when he’s performing, has honed his teaching techniques over several years working with toddlers to teens. He says rhymes, rhythms and movement help kids internalize concepts in reading, math and history — and get kids excited about writing.
The Maryland-based educator mainly performs his hip hop literacy programs at schools, after-school programs and camps.
He adapts his programs to the age of the audience. His interactive rap and dance lessons range from the alphabet to the writing process and history lessons.