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Tag Archives: special needs parents

Fear of separation: Toddlers’ anxiety about separation is an indication of growth. Before the toddler turned 2, they forgot when the parent left and settled down quickly. Now the child worries about and puzzles over the parent’s departure. Parents should always tell their child that they are leaving and not sneaking out which causes a Continue Reading

The following are music goals of what happens with children at preschool level: Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy.  It helps the body and the mind work together.  Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Music instruction appears to accelerate brain development in young children, particularly in the areas of the brain responsible for processing sound, language development, speech perception and reading skills, according to Continue Reading

Music and Children

Children of all ages express themselves through music.  Even young infants sway, bounce, or move their hands in response to music.  Many preschoolers make up songs and, with no self-consciousness, sing to themselves as they play.  Children in elementary school learn to sing together as a group and possibly learn to play a musical instrument.  Older children dance to the music of Continue Reading

Here’s what music does for our children: Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy.  It helps the body and the mind work together.  Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Music instruction appears to accelerate brain development in young children, particularly in the areas of the brain responsible for processing sound, language development, speech perception and Continue Reading

CONCEPT CHANTS

Instruction:  Children sit in a circle of chairs or on the floor with the teacher.  The teacher starts the chant.  The children listen first to the chant and then add their creativity and thoughts into the concept chants.  At first, the children copy the thoughts from one child but by repeating the concept chant over and over, the children Continue Reading