Music is in our everyday lives. What are children learning when they are involved in musical activities and why should children be encouraged to participate in music?

How do you get children to listen?

Percussion and instruments - and how to make some.

How can music help in transition times?

Some simple rhymes and songs.

A 2 hour Certificate of Completion is issued for this workshop.

Exerpt from the Course.

Music is all around us. For many of us it remains part of the background of our everyday lives, while for many more it is central to our enjoyment of lifelistening to music, dancing to music or making our own.

All children should have opportunities to be actively involved in music making within their chosen play environments as well as in school.

What are children learning when they are involved in musical activities?

  • Listening
  • Developing aesthetic judgment.
  • Vocalizing
  • Articulating
  • Taking Turns
  • Coordination
  • Names of musical instruments
  • Recognition of musical instruments
  • Appreciating the performance of others.
  • Discrimination
  • Fine motor control
  • Marching and other gross motor skills
  • Rhythm
  • Beat
  • Counting
  • One to one coordination
  • An awareness of cultural diversity
  • How to handle and use instruments