Music and movement boost school readiness in all domains including:
Physical (motor) skills
Thinking (cognitive) skills
Language and literacy skills
Incorporate Music into a Learning Environment
CREATE RULES IN THE BEGINNING SO ALL CAN ENJOY AND LEARN
• Be clear, consistent, and follow a routine
• Define an area where everyone gets their own space
• Use start and stop signals. For example red light, green light or specific hand gestures
• Use good manners..."Excuse me", "So sorry"
• Determine who goes first and how to choose
MUSIC IS GREAT FOR TRANSITION TIME
• Sing the Clean Up song when it's time to clean up
• Sing the Line Up song when you want children to get in a line
• Sing Wash, Wash, Wash your Hands to get children to clean up
USE MUSIC TO LEARN DIFFERENT CONCEPTS
• Animal Sounds- “Old McDonald” or “When Ducks Wake up in the Morning”
• Fruits- “Apples, Pears, Peaches & Plum”
• Days of the Week- “Days of the Week”
• Months of the Year- “The Months of the Year”
• Body Parts- “Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes”
• Numbers- "The Number Rock"
• Letters & Sounds- "B-I-N-G-O" and "Learning My Letters Rap"
MORE FUN SONG TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Skaters Waltz Nutcacker La Bamba I Like to Move It Move It!
Chicken Dance Jailhouse Rock Bangara Dance We Will Rock You
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