After bath time, this father decided to have his daughter practice her alphabet for a bit. Surprisingly, he goes with her to his computer and turns on some metal music and that is when she begins her recitation. While many people learn the alphabet by using the typical tune that many children sing in preschool, this father is taking a slightly different approach.
While his choice of music may be odd (or it could be the little girl's choice), the use of music with learning is not uncommon and has been shown to be very helpful. In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Roediger talks about music and the part it plays in memory. He points out that it isn't taking in information that is necessarily hard, but being able to recall it when needed that is. The article states: "Music is a powerful mnemonic device, but the song's structure is what allows a person to recall the information it holds—not necessarily the catchy tune itself." So, listening to music while taking in new information can make it easier to recall that information later when you again hear the music or hum the tune. The method is also used by students in school.
Though this father is using a song that other parents may not, he can still achieve the ultimate goal of having his daughter learn the alphabet and be able to recall it easily later.