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Music Groups
for Early Learners

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Description:

In this mixed age and abilities class, children and a caregiver will explore music by playing instruments, moving to music, reading musical stories, and by bringing their own joy of music to the group. All musical activities are focused on supporting areas of development such as social/emotional skills, cognitive skills, language, and movement. Caregivers and parents will also learn ways to incorporate music at home with their children!

 

Goal Areas:

  1. Explore music in a safe, nurturing environment with peers and adults of varying ages and abilities

  2. Practice developmental skills such as social/emotional, movement, cognitive, language, and turn taking

  3. Learn new ways to use music at home to support healthy relationships, transitions, and activities.

Session Plan Outline:

9:30-9:40 Welcome song(s) and instrument exploration

9:40-9:50 Finger plays and songs on floor

9:50-10:05 Active music making/movement

10:05-10:15 Wind down and goodbye

Group Description:

Bring your little one and your ukulele for this very fun mixed ages and abilities music group! Kids can choose to listen and observe, help their caregiver strum the ukulele, or be active participants while singing, dancing, and playing their own instruments. All skill levels are welcome in this class! Come have fun with your child and show them that you can learn a new skill too!

 

Throughout the 10 week series caregivers will learn the basics of tuning their ukulele, playing a 3 chord progression (C, F, G), and basic strumming patterns. Caregivers will receive a packet of ukulele songs and materials.

Goal Areas:

  1. Caregiver to gain confidence in the basics of playing the ukulele

  2. Child to explore music in a nurturing musical community

  3. Strengthen the musical bond and relationship of the caregiver and child

 

Session Plan Outline:

10:30-10:40 Welcome song(s) and tuning/kids explore percussion instruments/books/materials

10:40-10:50 Ukulele instruction or review/questions

10:50-11:05 Active music making/movement (with or without ukuleles, focus on children)

11:05-11:15 Wind down, goodbye song, questions/ukulele assistance

Do I need a ukulele to join this group?

A personal ukulele is recommended, and Life On Music has a limited number of loaner ukuleles available to use during group. Reach out to the Life On Music team for ukulele links and recommendations!

Group Description:

Join us for this mixed aged music book club where we will use 5 children's books as our themes for the class. Children and adults will be active participants through instrument play, song, movement, exploration of props, and literature! Children will gain skills in listening comprehension, conceptual knowledge of written and spoken/sung words, and develop a positive relationship with books. The best part is kids will take the books home to keep!

 

Fall 2023 Books:

Row Row Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera (indestructible for babies)

Jamberry by Bruce Degen

The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort 

The Bear Went Over the Mountain by Jane Cabrera

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

 

Goal Areas:

  1. Develop listening comprehension skills

  2. Develop conceptual knowledge in regards to written words

  3. Develop a positive relationship with books

 

Session Plan Outline: 

*note: times may differ depending on day

9:30-9:40 Welcome song(s) and exploration of instruments and books

9:40-9:50 Fingerplays and songs on floor

9:50-11:05 Focus book and activity (typically more active and higher energy)

11:05-11:15 Wind down and goodbye

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