Aim:

  • The teacher leads the group to experience singing, listening and moving to awaken sensitivity to music concepts.
  • To foster a love and enjoyment of music with parent and child interacting in a nurturing, cheerful atmosphere.
  • To help children distinguish between singing and speaking voices.
  • To begin the development of in-tune singing, both within the group and individually, using limited-range songs.
  • To develop a strong sense of the beat through a wide variety of games, dance and movement.
  • To explore timbre through simple percussion instruments.
  • To continue developing the concepts of soft/loud (dynamics), fast/slow(tempo), high/low (pitch) through vocal exploration and games.
  • To develop memory extension skills through songs and games.
  • To encourage independence and participation in singing in the group situation.
  • To teach a wide repertoire of rhymes, songs and games.