Music & Kids Development
Create Your Own Songs:
Music encourages creativity in children. Our example was the format of the song Old MacDonald Had a Farm...but let's be creative and change it. Perhaps Old MacDonald Had a School, or Old MacDonald Had a Grocery Store - E-I-E-I-O!
…And in that store he had some fruit, E-I-E-I-O!
With an orange here, and a pear there
Here an orange, there a pear everywhere some yummy fruit!
Old MacDonald had a grocery store E-I-E-I-O!
"Music gives a soul to the universe , wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." Plato
- "Clap Your Hands Now" by Pam Donkin-it helps a child to learn to follow directions
- "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley- use to aid in learning about the number 3
- "Starlight Express” Race Song- rhythm and beat
- “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin and John Archambault- A great story that can be read/sung to your own beat and music.
- “Animal Orchestra” Golden Book- This rhyming story about an animal orchestra and its hippo conductor is perfect for reading aloud. Children will have front-row seats as they imagine the rousing experience of a night at the orchestra.
- “My Very First Mother Goose” with Ioa Opie Editor and Rosemary Wells Illustrator - Mother Goose rhymes are always fun and wonderful to share with others whatever type of singing voice you have.