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.
Creativity and imagination are higher-level skills, so it is critical that parents provide plenty of opportunities for young children to develop them! This cute, creative game is sure to help your toddlers and two-year-olds take a "step" in the right direction.Movement and Play Infant & Toddler Social Emotional
Everybody loves a party, so why save the fun for birthdays? Any day can be a party day! These party hats are great for birthday parties (or even holiday parties)! Of course there is really no need for a special occasion to celebrate. Have a "just because" celebration with hats, cake, and games.Art Seasonal Learning: Winter
Because of the "icky" factor, children seldom get a chance to explore the decomposition process and its important role in life. Pumpkin season is a prime opportunity to investigate decomposition with your children and to observe the changes in pumpkins over time.Science
There's no such thing as too much Fourth of July fun! Whether it's creating a star-studded pizza, hosting your own 4th of July parade, or becoming president for the day, this Independence Day is sure to be fun (and maybe even the teeniest bit educational) with these creative activity ideas!Events Summer Learning Art
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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