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...

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 in dinghies,...

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. Occasionally I can hear a long and exceptionally...

Body Awareness – How to prepare a lesson plan on My Body

Body Awareness – Ways to incorporate music when preparing 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...

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 me suggest a short lesson plan that...

Why use nursery rhymes at bedtime?

Most nursery rhymes are good at bedtime.  Why? Because they are all short stories that you and the child can learn to recite by heart and stories settle children.  A nursery rhyme can be repeated exactly, endlessly and what do children love? Repetition! ‘Do it...