Rain Song Did you know? ￼Rhymes made up of words that begin with the same letter and have the same repeating initial sound—“tongue-twisters” like “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers”—are not only fun for children to say but are also great for language development. When two or more words have the same beginning letter with the same sound, this is called alliteration.
Nothin’ Blues Did you know? ￼￼True to its name, “Nothin’ Blues” is in one of the forms of the musical style known as “the blues.” As an adult, you have probably heard many different styles of music: rock, rap, country, jazz, blues, classical. It’s important for young children to hear and play with a variety of musical styles, too. Children can develop an excellent
Two Little Blackbirds Did you know? When children hold a block, push a button, color with a crayon, and eventually write, they are using their fine motor skills. Many Music Together songs, including “Two Little Blackbirds,” give children the opportunity for “fingerplay”—they make small movements with their fingers and hands as they play. These activities build important fine motor skills by exercising the small
Can You Do What I Do? Did you know? Children love to imitate what they see and hear adults or other children do. Imitation is important to young children’s learning and development and it’s even more enjoyable during a music and movement activity. Imitation helps develop a child’s listening skills, attention, and memory. During the rhythmic chant “Can You Do What I Do?”, children
Allee Galloo When children run, ride a bike, play on a jungle gym, or throw a ball, they need movement skills such as coordination, balance, and body control. Since music and movement go so well together, songs can be a great way for children to practice these skills. Try these activities at home with your child: Children love how “Allee Galloo” builds from the
Parent Educational Moment Me, You, and We This song has been one of the favorites this semester. All children no matter what age, seem to love love it. As our classes are coming to an end, ask your child which song they enjoyed in the Bell collection. We will be doing favorites in class. Did you know? One way to support your child’s language
French Folk Song Did you know? “French Folk Song” is one of Music Together’s many songs without words. Because children do not have to process both language and music at the same time, songs without words allow them to focus on just the music. Songs without words are also often the first songs in which pre-verbal and dual-language learners are able to participate. Songs
Did you know? ========== Chants and songs that use a call-and-response pattern naturally support your child’s developing self-regulation—the ability to control his or her energy level, emotions, urges, and behaviors. In “Rhythms and Rhymes,” each adult and child can take turns being the leader by “calling” out a verse (“Walking along on my feet, feet, feet”) while the other stays silent. Then, the other
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The Kathawala family brought their first daughter Anna continiously to class for 2.5 years. While coming with their second daughter to MT, they made a wonderful discovery: “I also wanted to tell you that Anna has been taking recorder lessons for about 6months now. Although I don’t think Anna has any exceptional musical abilities her teacher (who is very experienced) says Anna is the