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Show #3: Music

Music & Kids Development

Directions

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

Resources

Songs:

  1.  "Clap Your Hands Now" by Pam Donkin-it helps a child to learn to follow directions
  2. "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley- use to aid in learning about the number 3
  3.  "Starlight Express” Race Song- rhythm and beat

Books:

  1. “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin and John Archambault-  A great story that can be read/sung to your own beat and music.
  2.  “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.
  3.  “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.
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