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Planning for Music and Movement Activities

2 Hours in Curriculum Development

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Introduction

Music is a form of communication. It can be used to teach many skills. Through music experiences, children develop listening skills. They also learn about emotions and feelings, their culture, and sound. For these reasons, teaching music is an important part of an early childhood program. It nurtures the development of their minds, bodies, and emotions.

Music and movement activities should be planned with the age, ability level, and interest of the children in mind. Enthusiasm is the key factor in constructing a positive experience.

Movement proves children with opportunities to pretend and exercise. Movement activities can be easily combined with music activities for meaningful experiences.

Learning Outcomes:

  • This training introduces the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive benefits of music

  • Identify benefits of early childhood music education

  • Identify ways to encourage music appreciation in young children

  • Identify age-appropriate musical activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers

  • Learn new ideas for incorporating music and movement in your classroom

 

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