What are some good ideas for preschool music time?
What are the Three Best Ideas for Preschool Music? Preschool music must be interactive. So the best ideas for preschool music are songs and activities where the children take an active and creative part.
Directed movement songs
Number one of the three best ideas for preschool music is directed movement songs. Directed movement songs are songs that tell the children exactly how to move their bodies. These kinds of songs feature movements like wiggle your shoulders, stand on one foot, turn around, tap your foot, stand on one leg, lay down on the floor and go to sleep jump back up.
Imaginative movement songs
Number two of the three best ideas for preschool music as imaginative movement songs. Imaginative movement songs are the kinds of songs that leave room for interpretation. And these kind of songs of the children are told to crawl like a spider, hop like a frog, fly like a super kid, go riding on a train etc.
Number three of the three best ideas for preschool music is: use instruments. Use instruments in your music time like shakers, scrapers, triangles, drums and bells. These instruments can be used to accompany songs, especially ones that have a strong rhythmic element. They can be used to Play rhythms like quarter notes, half notes, eighth notes and 16th notes. These hand percussion instruments can also be used to tell musical stories. Scrapers can make the sound of a frog, drums can be the sound of elephants running to the jungle and shakers bells and triangles can be the sound of splashing water for example.
How to create great interactive songs and activities for preschool music time
Next week I’ll share the secret to creating great interactive songs for preschool music time. Until then, you can get started with interactive music in your classroom with the free trial membership to PlayMotion Music. Click here to get your free membership and start using interactive music with your preschool students.