Students in music classes naturally use visual and auditory senses, but so many learners get more success when they can get their bodies involved as well. This is part of the reason we like to use hand signs or “scalesthenics” when teaching solfege and sight singing.
Cristi Cary Miller and Angie McKenna wrote a book, titled “Quick Starts for Young Choirs,” that makes use of a method that I have adapted for my classroom. This document outlines this method. There are also companion videos that I made for my students to practice with. These videos use the Eastman method of counting and are available for download.