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Curriculum Ideas for Music & Movement at the Preschool Level

by Lisa King
Preschoolers are constantly moving. Experts, such as the National Association for Music Education and the National Dance Education Organization, report that children who grow up singing songs, hearing music and dancing do better in math and reading, have better social skills and exhibit higher self-...
  • Tracey Matchefts

    Preschoolers and toddlers are naturally physical. They like to jump, run, spin and move their bodies in new ways. Music and movement encourages physical activity with the brain building benefits of music. You could sign up the two of you for a class, or you could encourage music and movement activities at home, or with friends at your child’s playgroup.

  • Tanya Steininger

    Dancing is an ideal way to get physical exercise, and as an extra bonus, you can easily do it indoors. For preschoolers, it teaches rhythm and music appreciation, plus it develops gross motor skills and it's fun--for grownups, too. The best 3-year-old dance parties are casual. Skip the formal outfits and stiff dance moves, and opt for the Bunny Hop or Chicken Dance instead.

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