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Monthly Archives: May 2016

How often has this scenario played out in your classroom? You’ve planned a fantastic lesson that involves students working together and learning together. In your well-crafted plans, the students are engaged in the activities, supporting one another and growing as a learning activity. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? So why don’t these activities always work out Continue Reading

Last week we discussed “WHY SHOULD YOU BE SPENDING TIME HELPING CHILDREN DISCOVER MUSIC?” I thank you for your responses you shared. Moving one step further, we will look at “WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MUSIC?” If you could again add to the list, I would appreciate it! 1. Music captivates and maintains attention 2. Continue Reading

Here are a few important reasons: – Dancing to music and making music releases stress and energy – Music gives children a way to express their emotions – Music makes learning fun – Learning music teaches listening skills – Music provides a pleasant background for regular activities – Music helps develop children’s language skills – Continue Reading

Music provides and helps to enhance the academic, social, emotional and physical needs for the children in the classrooms. With music, the child’s self-expressions are brought out as the child reacts to music when a song has a strong emotional impact. In turn, children express themselves by attempting to sing, sway their bodies, dance, or Continue Reading