Children are born explorers, adventurers, climbers and builders. Because sitting still doesn’t come naturally, award-winning Gryphon House authors developed innovative music and movement activities for all ages. Children learn math through counting rhythms, art through pleasant melodies, and science through investigative play with percussion instruments. Explore the activities below to get started on building music lesson plans for toddlers, infants or preschoolers.
We asked teachers for their favorite art and craft activities for young children, and sure enough, rolling ball paint made its way to the list! Rolling Ball Painting is an easy activity for preschoolers and other young children that helps them explore color mixing and object movement.printable Summer Learning Art
Try the following activity from Everyday Play, a book chock-full of fun (and easy!) activities to get your child ready for kindergarten.Summer Learning Outdoor Learning Art Seasonal Learning: Fall Science
As teachers of four-year-old children, one of your primary considerations is how to best prepare the children for their transition to kindergarten. Share the following downloadable activity with families to help them prepare their children for kindergarten. It even includes a letter to families explaining how this activity supports school readiness.printable Movement and Play Summer Learning Art
Make this Father’s Day special with this homemade card from 101 Great Gifts Kids Can Make. Father’s Day is right around the corner. Help your child celebrate dad, grandpa, or any other father figure in their life with this simple, yet fun activity that they are sure to love!After School Art
Did you know chores can actually bring your child pleasure and fulfillment? Judith Costello, author of Zen Parenting, believes that children can use daily chores, such as tidying up or cooking a meal, as opportunities to find moments of Zen.Movement and Play
Use open-ended music and movement activities for preschoolers to encourage a long standing appreciation of music and the arts. Our movement activities are designed to focus childrens’ natural energy and curiosity in fun, educational ways. Twisting, bending, wiggling, and jumping to rhythms teaches children how their bodies move as they enjoy creating music from percussion instruments.
Our music activities for preschoolers are innovative and thoughtfully crafted for educators looking for creative ways to teach social skills while enhancing rhythmic awareness. When preschoolers are given the chance to use their voices for singing, or hands for shaking tambourines, they’re making vital connections between themselves and the outside world.
Parents can easily adapt music and movement activities created for preschoolers and toddlers for their younger children. Music activities for infants can be as simple as singing silly rhyming songs. Not only does singing to infants boost language development, singing enhances other areas of infant development like improvisation and creative thinking.
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