In our recent KidsChat with Abigail Flesch Connors, the experienced music teacher and educator discussed her early love of music and how music promotes all other elements of the early childhood curriculum: literacy, math and science. She emphasized the need to let the children take the lead once in a while: I love hearing their amazingly creative musical and rhythmic ideas. (Seriously, every week I hear ideas I’ve never heard before!) I love being part of a true community of learners in every class, feeling the spirit of exploration and self-expression. And hey, what’s not to like about singing, playing and dancing with children all day? I’m pretty lucky.
Read more in her book, "Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Rhythm Instruments and More for Active Learning."