Strategies to engage all children in group activities to maximize the learning

The fun and joy inherent in music-making encourages positive teacher-child interactions and creates an engaging and disciplined classroom routine. Interactive and age-appropriate lesson structures mean children are always interested and anticipating what's next.

Classroom management is easy when the music is on

Something amazing happens in a preschool classroom when music comes out to play. Children (and teachers!) smile and laugh, hum or sing along, and move their bodies to the steady beat. Children express thoughts and feelings naturally and easily through movement and music. Movement stimulates the release of chemicals in a child’s brain that support memory and learning. Young children move to learn and learn to move.