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A New Way to Bring Music Into the Classroom

Over the last 30+ years, in my work as a music teacher, I have spent countless hours in preschool classrooms bringing the joy and enrichment of music to children. One thing I have noticed is that early childhood teachers are often reluctant to facilitate their own music times. I believe that...

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Top 5 Kids Dance Party Games

Being a dance educator for 12 years I have discovered that kids absolutely love dance parties!  Parents and teachers love them too, but it can be a real struggle to find fun kids dance party games to keep them engaged for a long period of time.

So, I’m here to give you my...

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FREE Preschool Movement Song!
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Here is my song, “Animals on the Move.”

 

It’s a super popular song in my music classes. The children get to move their bodies like different kinds of animals including a spider, a snake, a dolphin and an elephant.

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Top 3 Kids Movement Songs from Nick & Jen

Here are Nick & Jen’s Top three kids movement songs! Use these songs in the classroom, home and even in the car to get kids (and parents and teachers) moving and interacting with positive, imaginative, creative songs from Nick the Music man & Jen the Fairy Dancer. Nick & Jen...

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The Science of Early Childhood Music

Independent Studies Showing The Benefits Of Early Childhood Music Education

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The Effect of Early Music Training on Child Cognitive Development

 

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The relationship between participation in a structured music curriculum and cognitive development was studied with 71...

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Why Early Childhood Music Education Is Important

Early childhood music education is important, why?

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Music enhances children’s development in the areas of:

 

  • Self Regulation

  • Academic Performance

  • Social and Emotional Development

  • English Language Development

  • Cognition

  • Physical Development

  • Performing arts...

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Free Lesson: Riding on a Train Song
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I am so excited to share my amazing children’s music program with you. Here is one of my most popular songs: the Riding On A Train Song For Preschoolers.

This is the complete Riding On A Train Song For Preschoolers with training video, song card and step by step instructions to...

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Three Best Ideas for Preschool Music
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What are some good ideas for preschool music time?

 

What are the Three Best Ideas for Preschool Music? Preschool music must be interactive. So the best ideas for preschool music are songs and activities where the children take an active and creative part.

 

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Music and Language Learning
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What We Know As Teachers

 

As early childhood educators we know from experience the benefits of early music experiences for the children that we work with every day. We see the joy and enthusiasm they feel when engaging in interactive music and movement activities. We know that...

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Three Tips For Great Preschool Music and Movement

After 27 years of working with preschoolers and music I have discovered the three simple factors needed to create successful music and movement time in the early childhood classroom and I want to share them with you now.

Here are my Three Tips For Great Preschool Music and Movement.

 

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Why is Music Important in Early Childhood Education?

Music enhances all areas of children’s development including school readiness, academic performance, language development, social/emotional development, gross and fine motor development and phonological awareness.

 

Research: Musical Experiences Enhance Children...

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Creative Movement in Early Childhood Education
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Children live in the world of play and that is why we design our music activities to meet them where they live; in the world of imaginative play and movement. Children of different ages require activities with varying levels of sophistication in order to stay engaged with the music...

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