Whole Body Learning educational processes start with listening and developing the ear. Listening is fundamental and it must always include purpose. When listening the student will establish connections between the different parts of the piece that is being learnt.
In the Andante by Gurlitt which is an AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) piece for Preliminary, singing some words, like:
Andante, Andante, come let's go. First to the park then to the shops then go home.
Singing assists with all developmental areas, including: pitch contour, phrasing, articulation, dynamic difference.