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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 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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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

Christmas activities for toddlers – bounce and sing 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 … 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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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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