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.
Geometry is an important concept to explore for young children; it will help build and contribute to their understanding of shapes as they engage with shapes. As children begin to develop their spatial sense, they will learn to compare and manipulate mental images.Math
Comparisons is the first step in developing an understanding of measurement among young children. For example, splitting a cookie between friends shows how children are capable of grasping this concept.Math
Preschoolers can learn math concepts naturally; however, as an educator, you can fuel your that students desire for knowledge and intentionally encourage creative explorations that will help your children building everyday math skills in the different environments they are exposed too.Math
Play is an essential part of children’s healthy development. Not only does play foster a happy childhood, it also promotes learning. Using fun and playful activities is a great way to introduce students to new concepts and further develop their knowledge.Literacy Language
Unlike speech, writing is a fundamental skills that children must develop with the foundations of speech, listening and reading. Young children have been proven to learn best through activities, such as play and imitation.Literacy Language
Incorporating indoor games into learning is a vital way to ingrain different key concepts into your preschoolers' brains. Active learning is proven to help your students retain and understand concepts successfully.Movement and Play
It’s always a blast doing activities with your toddler! Summer in particular is a great time to find new things to do and explore with your little learner.Movement and Play Summer Learning Outdoor Learning Infant & Toddler
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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