With so many of us sheltering in place and out of our daily routines, it can feel challenging to follow our usual schedules. However, during this time it is especially important for children to stick to a consistent schedule and routine so that they feel safe and secure. Singing songs during these routines can make these transitions fun.You might want to incorporate these songs into your daily activities, or, if your work is closed and you are not teaching, share them with parents who are now caring for their children full-time.
Planning music curriculum is an important part of our work as educators and caregivers, as music can have such an impact on the flow of the day. According to Judi Bosco, a board-certified music therapist, “Music brings people together…Children learn about themselves and others by playing music together and by listening to each other.” This week, we are sharing our top 3 favorite songs to sing with 3-5 year-olds.
Incorporating music into your curriculum is an important part of working with little ones. Selecting interesting and engaging songs to sing together will captivate the children’s attention and create a rich learning experience. The songs we choose can have a direct effect on the classroom and the children’s moods. We’ve gathered up some of our favorites!