Finger Tap Painting Activity for Kids

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Combine music, listening skills, fine motor skills, and art with this Finger Tap Painting Activity for Kids. I am a huge fan of all of MaryAnn Kohl’s books. The books cover disciplines like math and science AND make it fun for children by combining nature, movement, and process art. In my view, these books are the [...]

Simply “Be” with Children

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One of the most remarkable things I observed about my sons’ Nature Immersion camp was that there were no books, no toys, no art supplies…there was nature. That is all the children needed…The teacher allowed the children to lead with their interests and used her extraordinary knowledge of plants, animals and the earth to create [...]

Preschool Math Gold Coin Estimation

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Preschoolers are ripe for learning math concepts. They may not know it but their brain sure do. For example, within Montessori introducing preschoolers to geometry via the geometric solids (visual) and the geometric cabinet (visual and fine motor) as a start prepares them for more complex math concepts down the line. Fascinating, right? Here is [...]

New Years Songs for Preschoolers

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MOVEMENT Put your arms down and out your sides(like a “V”), separate your legs in similar fashion then rock side to side singing: “Tick Tock, Tick Tock, I’m a Little Cuckoo Clock, It’s Now 1 o’clock”. Then Pop Up like you’re doing a jumping jack once for one o’clock, twice for two o’clock, three times [...]

Preschool Music {Free Printables & Giveaway)

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We had such a wonderful past few hours, while the boys sleep, I have to share with you a few things we did within music. Sensorial: Maestros Classics inspired us with their incredible Carnival of Animals cd. This piece gives children wonderful exposure to many instruments. We played pretend instruments and moved our bodies like [...]

Sharing World Cultures Through Musical Crafts

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I am thrilled to be featuring guest writer, award-winning children’s performer, DARIA. Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou has seven cd’s that have won national honors. She has the most awesome job of traveling the world to sing for kids and peace. Her website; located at dariamusic.com, was given a 2009 Parents Choice Award for its rich variety of [...]

Introduction to Music for Preschoolers

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Lots of research has been published that shows why music is fundamental in early childhood education. Music is just as important to problem solving and logical skill development as math and language. Musical intelligence has been elevated by research and I am so happy because, well, music is fun and blends in well with play [...]

Montessori Inspired Listening Activities

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I had a day of learning the Montessori music curriculum. I was completely blown away. What I adore about this content is how the Montessori community honors music as a means to learning by moving, listening and singing. I was especially taken aback by the listening aspects of the curriculum. In today’s world with so [...]

Memorial Day Preschool Activities

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Looking for some quick and easy, possibly even last minute, Memorial Day activities to do with your preschooler? Here are a few… Star Patterning – I bought stickers, placed them in various patterns on a piece of card stock, laminated the card stock and then cut the laminated sheet into rows. I left out a [...]