Children's Music

Turn UP The Volume in Story Time

Why do we use so much music in story time?  It is a sort of language all in its own, but tied directly to learning.  In story time, it is used to create a friendly and inviting environment, to denote time; such as designating an opening and closing song.  In our case we use Skiddamrink to sing hello and The Clean Up Song to pick up after story time is over.

Basic Math Concepts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many children's songs and fingerplays help reinforce basic math concepts. Whenever possible, I incorporate objects that the children can count or other  visual images such as graphs. This not only makes the information easier for children to understand but also allows me to introduce vocabulary. 

At home, parents can help their children by creating activities and games to talk about math. Take children on a nature walk and allowing them to collect items such as, small stones, sea shells or leaves.

Music @ Storytime

I use music in my storytimes because it supports the developmental and emotional needs of young children. Music is a universal language that everyone can appreciate. 

I hope that you are able to visit one of our programs, but if you are unable to make it, I would like  to encourage you to try a few new songs and fingerplays at home. Below are some favorites that the children enjoy.

Music Playlist for Kids

Springtime marks the beginning of weekend road trips for many of us. Here are a few Cd’s that you might want to take along for the ride.

I would love to hear about any artists that you enjoy listening to. Please post comments or suggestions at the end of this blog. 

  

Laurie Berkner

Buzz Buzz

Rocketship Run

Under a Shady Tree 

Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco: two polar bears on a mission to save the Klondike Café! 

Whaddaya think of that?

 

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