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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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Virtual Music Teacher

Virtual Music Teacher: Interactive, Instructional Music Videos for your Kids/Students

May 14, 2016

“I want to use music when I’m teaching, but I’m not musical…” Home schooling? Teaching preschool? Running a Daycare? Want to incorporate music into your programming, but don’t play an instrument? Nervous about singing in front of your students/kids? Help is just a click away! No shrill, in-your-face music. No overstimulating, confusing, flashy visuals. Calm, even-paced, […]

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Quiet Songs Teach Children to rest and relax

Quiet Songs for Young Children

May 13, 2016

When you stop to think of all of the physical, emotional, social, mental and sensory stimulation young children encounter in early group learning environments, it is easy to see why designated “rest time” is necessary. When children are naturally inquisitive, energetic, easily excited and enthusiastic, it is fairly easy to encourage active play/work. When they are […]

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Music Classes for Babies: 4 Things to Consider BEFORE You Sign Up!

May 7, 2016

Participating in music classes for babies is one of the many ways in which we can stimulate brain development through musical exposure…and getting together regularly with a group of other caregivers and babies can benefit you both in so many other ways. Before joining a class, it’s important to be informed about the different styles and […]

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Circle Time Songs that Teach

Circle Time Songs That Teach!

April 18, 2016

Circle Time: One of the most valuable opportunities for group learning and engagement in an early childhood learning environment. Designing one’s “lesson presentation” can be challenging, however-especially when conveying information in a way that can be effectively interpreted by a spectrum of learning styles. You can read about the 7 different learning styles in children in […]

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Calendar Time Songs!

Calendar Time Songs: Teaching Days, Months and Weather

April 10, 2016

Whether to incorporate Calendar Time into children’s daily learning experience is a bit of a “hot topic” right now. Do you set aside a specific time during your schedule to discuss calendar concepts? How do you teach the days of the week, months of the year and the weather? As an early childhood educator, I have […]

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Children’s Music for Rest and Relaxation

March 12, 2016

Children’s Music for Rest and Relaxation can be used as an effective tool in helping children establish, strengthen and manage their own self-regulation. Knowing how to help oneself relax and focus is a healthy foundation for managing/coping with stress. As much as music has the power to generate excitement and make kids want to get up and move, […]

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The USA Song: Learn and Memorize all 50 States!

March 5, 2016

Looking for a USA Song to help kids learn and memorize all 50 States? Look no further than my YouTube channel, “Music With Nancy”: “The USA Song” is a direct, to-the-point, no-nonsense song–the lyrics to this song are the names of all 50 States: From Maine to Alaska! The colourful video, by animator and artist […]

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Action Songs That Get Little Ones Moving!

Songs With Actions That Teach Babies and Toddlers

February 13, 2016

Babies and Toddlers can learn so much from action songs…and bouncy, circulation-moving tunes don’t just make the experience more fun and good exercise, an action that associates with a word teaches language.   Bouncing and moving rhythmically captivates babies’ attention. An action that involves moving hands, feet, legs and arms provides the opportunity for little ones to participate in a song […]

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Pocket chart songs for young children

Songs for Pocket Charts

November 26, 2015

My songs and pocket charts are a perfect match! A pocket chart is a piece of fabric that hangs on the classroom wall, designed with multiple long, parallel, horizontal, clear strips of plastic from top to bottom, resembling a piece of lined paper. Pocket charts are an excellent tool for daily schedules, teaching letters, words, sentence structure, story writing, patterning, […]

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Songs About Fingers and Hands (“Finger Plays”)

November 20, 2015

Songs involving actions using fingers and hands, or “Finger Plays” are always fun at circle time. Moving little fingers around, isolating individual fingers’ movements and making shapes with fingers make for good fine motor exercise while having fun. I have a few “finger and hand” songs with actions that can be varied in complexity to […]

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