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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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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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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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How long is a preschool music lesson? Program planning

Recently I was asked how long one of our Lesson Plans lasts.  The short answer is it’s up to you.  That’s the beauty of having a whole series of Music Activities that you can run in any order.  However, if … 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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Christmas activities for toddlers

Toddlers may not have been around for long but they certainly enjoy celebration times.  This is how I run a Christmas music session for children under three.  The Lesson Plan is called Christmas Tree and you can listen to previews … Continue reading

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Making memories: Christmas songs and activities

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, Please put a penny in the old man’s hat, If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do, If you haven’t got a ha’penny then God bless you. Mother Goose Nursery … 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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Playing at Pirates: the development of children’s moral sensibility

Grey, green, greasy – that’s the look of the water in the Port River near my home.  It’s a working river so there’s always a hint of oil slick.  It’s also home to a large number of dolphins strangely enough. … Continue reading

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Emergent literacy: Sing more silly songs

What floats a preschooler’s boat?  Silliness.  Here’s a silly song, One Two Three Flea that will have them roaring with laughter and wanting to learn the lyrics.  Meanwhile you can give a big tick to ‘rhyming words’ in your program … Continue reading

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