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Character Traits: Big Words, Big Meaning

Character Traits: Big Words and Big Meaning!

January 6, 2019

Many elementary schools incorporate programming that builds character awareness and development into their programming, and focus on 10 specific traits: Courage,   honesty,   responsibility,   respect,   empathy, initiative,   fairness,   optimism,   perseverance   and integrity. Educators typically focus on a different trait each month. Awards are often handed out to students who demonstrate these traits in their daily interactions […]

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New Children’s Music from Nancy Kopman – “Senses”

January 2, 2019

15 Brand New Songs! Meaningful “Music With a Purpose” For Children 0-10 It’s been 3 years since my 4th album, “Shadow” was released, and I’m excited to share these 15 brand-new songs with educators, parents and caregivers who follow my work in educational children’s music.   As of Jan 2, you can find this album […]

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Instant Early Learning Music: FOLLOW NANCY!

August 22, 2018

“I want to incorporate music into my programming but….” Sound familiar? Early childhood educator and musician Nancy Kopman has you covered. You don’t need to know how to do ANY of these things in order to incorporate meaningful, educational music into your early learning environment/programming. If you’re looking for music without screens, CLICK HERE for […]

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4 Helpful Bedtime Routine Songs: Transitioning Towards Resting

December 19, 2017

Bedtime: What makes some children resist? Think about life from babies’/toddlers’/children’s perspective: EVERYTHING in their lives is NEW and FRESH and INTERESTING…who wants to stop for bedtime when there is so much to see, hear, do and experience (even if you ARE tired)? All children are different, of course, but practising meaningful and enjoyable bedtime routines can alert the senses that […]

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The Canada Crew

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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