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The Canada Crew: Something To Sing (and Learn) About!

June 23, 2017

Canada’s 150th has Canadian children across the nation excited about their country–and what better way to celebrate than to sing? TVOKids delights families across the country with a brand new series: The Canada Crew! Bebe, Mo and Gavin guide preschool children around Canada as they meet  Canadians like Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Darryl Sittler, Sursur Lee and Craig Kielburger. […]

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Baby Songs: Exercise, Interaction and Body Awareness!

May 4, 2017

Babies benefit on many levels from engaging in active songs. Movement-focussed songs are useful for helping babies become aware of what the parts of the body are called/what their bodies can do…and are a great way to get in a good dose of baby leg squeezing, while you’re teaching! All you need are some good songs and some […]

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Geography Songs That Teach — Music Helps Kids Remember!

April 28, 2017

When you studied geography, how do you memorize a map? Did you practise? Test yourself? Are you one of the few fortunate who have a photographic memory? Did you have geography songs to help you? Geography songs (and videos) can make learning/memorizing maps SO much easier–and a lot of fun, too. The 7 Continents, 5 […]

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Spring Songs for Young Children

March 18, 2017

Spring is a favourite season to so many. For young children, it’s a time of year that brings new/familiar sounds, smells, experiences and warmth. The birds are singing in the trees–and so are children as they play, learn and grow. Music plays a big part in marking important transitions, and Spring is a great opportunity […]

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Leading a MUSIC AND MOVEMENT CLASS that gets RESULTS!

March 5, 2017

Are you looking to incorporate easy music into your programming? Are considering transitioning into teaching music and movement classes yourself?  STOP AND READ THIS! I’m Nancy Kopman, a.k.a. “Music With Nancy”. I’m an early childhood educator, former preschool and kindergarten teacher with 20+ years teaching experience and 5 albums worth of educational, interactive children’s songs that are […]

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A Number Song That Teaches Counting, Number Identification and Subitizing–You Can Count On It!

February 8, 2017

ONE Song and Video for Teaching Counting, Number Identification and Subitizing Counting, Number Identification and Recognizing quantities of objects (“subitizing”) are three very different things that all have to do with learning about NUMBERS. These are some basic (but important) building block concepts that lead to more organized and complex thinking/problem solving. It’s never “too early” to learn about numbers, and there are easy, basic […]

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English Language Learner Songs and Extensions

August 23, 2016

If you are teaching English Language Learners (ELL), music is such a useful tool!   Changing a word or two within the structure of familiar songs is a great way to make  new words meaningful and extend learning. During the early stages of my teaching experience, I worked with toddlers in a preschool that was predominantly […]

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Learn To Spell With A Song: “You’re” and “They’re”

August 16, 2016

Whether “you’re” learning to spell in English, a parent teaching “your” children, a teacher introducing  students to “their” spelling lesson or a child learning that “there” are different way to spell, “you’re” going to love this song and video that teach the correct spelling of six words that only SOUND like “they’re” two different words. My fourth educational children’s […]

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Songs to GO!

Songs to Go: Make the Most of Your Travel Time Together!

July 18, 2016

Busy families spend SO much time “on the go”.  If you’re looking for a fun way to enrich your travel experience together, choosing what songs you listen to can make a big impact on making the most of your travel time. Choosing SONGS for your PLAYLIST: Choose songs that relate to each other: GENRE is a great place to […]

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Songs that teach specific information

Songs That Teach Specific Information

May 22, 2016

Early Childhood Educators agree that activities that are genuinely enjoyed by children promote learning. Building with lego, experimenting with playdough, organizing games and listening to music, for example, provide children with learning experiences that create connections in the brain and contribute to a strong foundation of knowledge. Knowing that my musical melodies are enjoyable for children is […]

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