Preschool Music; Lessons, Activities, & Benefits
Preschoolers love music, and they learn best when it’s done through music and movement. It’s a critical part of a complete early childhood education. Preschool music teaching is both fun and effective with with songs, games, and musical activities.Music activities for preschoolers are designed to stimulate development in every part of the young child’s brain: hearing, vision, speech, behavior, sensations, memory, and emotions. Coupling music and movement together we get a curriculum that helps preschoolers develop motor skills, coordination, body awareness, and balance.
All different aspects of music making aid in the cognitive development of the child. A few of the benefits of preschool music and movement are:
Listening to Music develops thinking skills, while the songs, rhymes and finger plays strengthen memory.
Repeating Patterns, rhyming words and counting beats develop math and literacy skills.
Group Dances and musical games develop timing and encourage social skills.
Singing and the ability to vocally match pitch is a musical skill. Children learn to use their voice and match pitch best when it’s done through game-like atmospheres like Music Rhapsody classes and activities. At Music Rhapsody we often use puppets, stories and other imaginative visuals to encourage the child to sing and match pitch.
Music Rhapsody’s early childhood music and movement classes build a foundation in music and learning that we feel young children need (and love!). Our books, themes, activities, and extensive preschool music curriculum makes it fun and easy for preschool teachers to incorporate music into their classroom.
What more, is that Music Rhapsody’s got such a variety of preschool music teacher resources it’s flexible enough to go from simple resources to a detailed curriculum. Use a single storybook with music in class, or Music Rhapsody’s training and curriculum with complete years worth of lessons, activities, and music for ages 2-5!