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.
Spring has sprung! With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, what better time is there to start a garden? Gardening is a great way to help young-learners explore the great outdoors while creating something beautiful and unique.Summer Learning
Babies are constantly learning! From the moment they are born, infants are taking in their surroundings and learning how to listen, think, and explore. In the early years, parents aid this process in the best way possible—play!Infant & Toddler
Toddlerhood is all about exploration! When children are young and still new to the world, everything is an adventure.Summer Learning
Music and learning go hand in hand. We incorporate music into the classroom every day with welcome chants, sound experiments, and songs that help us remember the alphabet and constitution. In fact, music is so important to learning that March is National Music in Our Schools Month!Music
Math is about more than adding and subtracting. It’s about learning to recognize patterns, identify shapes, and understand numbers and how they relate to each other. We use math every day!Math
Everyone loves getting a gift, but giving a gift can be just as fun!Art
Is the glass half empty or half full? We use this simple question to explain being optimistic.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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