Today we completed an awesome semester of music with toddlers!
Every Thursday morning ten little ones brought their grown ups into the studio for 30 minutes of nursery rhymes set to music. We danced, we hopped, we went this-a-way and that-a-way…all day long! Well, even if the class was not all day long, I received reports of their singing at home. Wonderful!
Each week we confirmed the notion that “nursery rhymes lend themselves to musical activities because they are rich in rhythm, meter, inflection, and song.”* Most importantly, though, the children and their adults had a delightful time clapping, tapping, jumping, skipping, and singing, the best way we know to build musicality!
*Musikgarten – All Together Now! Nimble & Quick, card 2