Using songs in the primary elt classroom by Nick Dawson. Longman author and Teacher Trainer.
When we teach a foreign language in the Primary classroom, our aim is to
teach language for communication. We hope that the children will learn English
so that they can communicate with other people. Songs are not a good example
of language for communication - normal people do not communicate by singing
to each other! So why do we use songs in the ELT classroom?