Category Archives: 3-5 year-old

Music lesson plans for kids in daycare: how to plan for preschool

Using Internet search to plan a daycare music program Are you struggling to plan a music program for the three, four and five year-old children in your daycare center?  Is your head spinning from trying to make sense of what … Continue reading

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Preschool music curriculum Sing and Play

Sing and Play – Music Program for 3-5 year old children The following is based on Sing and Play 1: Singing All Day Long Educator’s Book.  To read more from this book download the Excerpt.   Description of the “Sing … Continue reading

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The Old Grey Cat preschool music activity

OLD GREY CAT preschool music activity The old grey cat is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, The old grey cat is sleeping, in the house.      The little mice are nibbling, nibbling, nibbling The little mice are nibbling, in the house. … Continue reading

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Preschool themes – Cars Trains and Helicopters

Sound effects matter to kids so let’s give them the best audio we possibly can so that their imaginations can soar free. Excellent sound reproduction has a short history in terms of human affairs  with the first recording made just … Continue reading

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Advice for a music teacher asked to teach an early childhood program

Three pieces of advice to restore your confidence #1. Chill out  Most importantly, relax, trust yourself and the kids.  After all, you love music, they love music and so you have a lot in common.  Remember that you have something … Continue reading

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Kindergarten music lesson plans

Short on time?  Here are 20 proven kindergarten music lesson plans. Your children will love these active lessons. In every lesson they play instruments, move, dance, dramatise and learn to sing new songs.  Each kindergarten music lesson follows the same … Continue reading

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Music activities for preschoolers – 5 Quick tips

Here are five tips to literally put into the tips of your fingers so you and your kids will have fun during music activities for preschoolers. After my mini-lecture two days ago, I decided to post something about music activities … Continue reading

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How to program preschool music lessons

A simple way to program preschool music for 10 weeks So maybe you’ve got a new job teaching preschoolers music and you’ve got to submit something in writing to the powers that be.  Writing a program of music lessons for … Continue reading

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Hip hop for preschool

Want to liven up your preschool music lesson? Try a hip hop activity. Here’s a loop-based track and “homie”activity we do to keep our preschool kids on their toes.  (Bonus points – it’s also great for rhyming and remembering which … Continue reading

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Music activities for preschoolers – 5 Signs that children are engaged

What are the signs that a child is engaged with you during music activities for preschoolers? Much of my week is spent presenting music activities for preschoolers in child care centres.  In a recent session I was waiting patiently for … Continue reading

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