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.
STEM is a vital part of children’s education, but what should you do if there are children who don’t seem to find interest in STEM concepts?Technology
Designated times and activities are usually set in place for teaching children one subject at a time. Math time might be at 9am, science time might be at 10am, art time might be at 11am, and so on. These subjects are taught separately, but they don't have to be.Technology
Teaching young children mathematics in a linear, fact-based fashion isn’t ideal. Instead, teachers should use and promote hands-on learning, which allows children to remain engaged both physically and mentally for optimal learning experiences.Math
Seeing little ones sit up on their own for the first time, begin crawling around, stand up, and meet their other milestones fills parents with excitement. After each milestone is met, parents are eager to find out what milestones their baby will meet next. So, what milestones will babies meet when they are six to nine months old?Infant & Toddler
Year after year, it’s the same: you arrive on the first day of school to a classroom full of strangers and awkward silence. Try these activities to deviate from the usual get-to-know-you games and help children learn the names of their classmates while learning STEAM concepts.Technology
Trying to come up with some last-minute ideas for the beginning of the school year? We’ve got you covered! These two STEM-related activities will help you familiarize students with and get them excited about using two different types of play centers in the classroom: the dramatic-play center and the block center.Technology
Think back to a time when you had to study for a test. To learn the material, you probably had to use flashcards, take practice tests, have a friend ask you questions, and so on. You needed to be actively doing something to learn, and when toddlers are learning the alphabet, they are no exception.Infant & Toddler
Children can have a hard time transitioning from one activity or routine to another. For many children, the hardest transition they will go through is the necessary shift from being at home to coming to the classroom.Lesson Planning
July 24 is National Amelia Earhart Day, which celebrates Earhart’s birthday and honors her accomplishment as one of the first female pilots. Teach children about Earhart to inspire them to work hard throughout their lives, as she did, to accomplish their dreams!Lesson Planning
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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