Hard to believe, but in a couple of weeks it’ll be Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer. Many young children will be seeing parades, and getting very excited about it. I sometimes do rhythm instrument parades with my students, marching around the room, but if you teach pre-K you know that there’s rarely enough […]
I’ve been teaching music to young children for more than twenty years, but about a month ago I was faced with something totally new. I was about to start teaching at a lovely preschool, one I was very excited about, and discussing details with the director – which groups I would work with, scheduling and so […]
“Finger Band” Peter & Ellen Allard “Sing It! Say It! Stamp It! Sway It! Vol.1” CD If you’re looking for a musical way to celebrate the upcoming holiday, “Finger Band” is a fun one. Even toddlers can perform the motions to this short song, but older preschoolers will also enjoy it. Most of them are […]
Ladybug Frank Leto, “Time for Music 2” Available on iTunes “Ladybug” is a sweet and simple song and fingerplay with a twist – the Latin American rhythms and instrumentation used by the musician/composer Frank Leto. This song is always a favorite. It’s playful and fun, and easy for young children to sing along with.