Music, Movement and Language – Music in the Classroom

  • Music, Movement and Language – Music in the Classroom

    Posted by Irene on August 16, 2022 at 7:35 pm
      Music has been a powerful tool for learning and teaching. Share some of your experiences of how you have used music in the classroom setting!
    Jennifer Hollandsworth replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Linnette Rodriguez

    August 16, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    I like to use “The Circle Game” by Joni Mitchell when teaching children how to keep their hands safe when playing with others:

    “Keep your hands, keep your hands in the middle, in the middle Keep your hands, keep your hands in the middle, in the middle” In the circle game”

    I really like this song because it is about self-control and following directions.

  • Kathy

    August 24, 2022 at 5:08 am

    I like to use the song I’m so Happy by the Singing Walrus. It’s an upbeat song and it get the kids moving plus it’s a repetition song too. So whatever action it says to do then the children repeat it. Plus, it’s a great way for the students to get their bodies moving.

  • Tammy

    February 7, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    We like to use ribbons with our music. Ribbons are a dowel the ribbons attached to the end. When child moves their arm, it flutters in the air. We do fast songs and slow songs to watch the movement of our ribbons. They love to play anddance wth the ribbons.

  • Jennifer Hollandsworth

    February 25, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    One of my favorite songs and movement to do with preschoolers is Jump Jim Joe. It is slow enough for children to learn to control their movements yet incorporates friendship building skills by changing partners.

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