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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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Kindergarten music lesson plans

Short on time?  Here are 20 proven kindergarten music lesson plans ready to go . . . Your children will love these engaging kindergarten music lessons. In every lesson they are active as they play instruments, move, dance, dramatise and learn … 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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Music lessons for pre-primary, junior primary, pre-k or kindy kids

pre-primary, junior primary, pre-k or kindy kids What do you do when you’ve been given the job of planning the music lessons for the pre-primary, junior primary, pre-k or kindy kids in your workplace? Head for the aspirin! After you calm down, … Continue reading

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Planning a music lesson for daycare 3-5 year olds: Uh-oh!

Here’s an outline for an intriguing music lesson for your older children in child care.  It’s called Uh-oh! Part 12 from Singing Just for Fun and it’s full of humorous songs and activities designed to encourage problem-solving when faced with … Continue reading

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Making Christmas memories – use songs and activities

Making Christmas memories with songs, rhymes and activities Do you remember the songs you sang or heard as a young child? Give the children in your care something special by making Christmas memories through musical activities this year.  This post tells you what … Continue reading

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Sea theme preschool music activities

Here’s a lesson plan called “Over the Sea” for you to try.  It’s all about watery places lagoons, salty seas and stormy oceans.  It’s inhabited by sailors, fish, sharks, dolphins and ocean-travellers pining for their loved ones.  The people travel … Continue reading

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How to: Prepare a lesson plan on “My Body”

Ways to incorporate music when preparing for the topic “My Body”. Preschoolers aged 3-5 are very interested in the workings of the human body.  There are plenty of great songs to help you plan rich learning experiences around this perennial … Continue reading

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Want a farm lesson plan with songs?

Try our lesson plan Beautiful Farm to support your children’s early learning about farms through music.  This suits children aged about three to five and up. We start and finish seated on the floor, but in the middle it gets … Continue reading

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Not musical? How to get started planning preschool music lessons

Are you nervous about starting teaching music in preschool? Why is it that you lack confidence? My guess is that you think you are not musical yourself.  You don’t like singing in front of people. If that’s you then let … Continue reading

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