Like sunsets, snowflakes, and other miracles of nature, no two children are exactly alike; and learning is a process, not a race.
While important for musical development, steady beat competency has also proven to be extremely important for a child’s development in reading fluency, reading comprehension, language development, math patterning, and sports skills
Musicing with young children is a noisy process where children's spontaneous vocalizations may be approximations of the music we more knowledgeable music learners provide them.
Children respond to us — even imitate our movements —….
When I taught elementary general music, I spent every lunch in the teacher’s lounge talking with colleagues about students and sharing teaching ideas.
As early childhood music educators we teach to the whole child.
If parents confidently take risks and incorporate children’s music attempts into their vocal and movement interactive response chain, children’s expressive-music vocabularies become more meaningful to the children.
The arts hold the soul of our culture and the heartstrings of our children…Let all the arts ignite your music, and your music teaching will be ignited too!
Integrating concepts across the arts and disciplines is not just a nice thing to do. It is essential to a child’s holistic way of learning.
Music and movement must be a constant throughout our lives as life-long learners, and essential for the children who will become the creators of the future.