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Engaging Preschoolers with Music

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Rhythm Instruments and More for Active Learning by Abigail Flesch Connors contains hundreds of ideas for singing, moving, listening, and playing music with young children.

Activities using rhythm sticks, shakers, bell, sand block, tambourines, drums and other rhythm instruments such as the xylophone, ukulele, guiro, triangle and lollipop drum. Music and movement ideas include activities about body parts, animals, scarves, Spanish words, American Sign Language, and inner listening skills among others.

Music, a way of life for the young child by Linda Carol Edwards

This book explains the rationale and techniques for using music with infants, toddlers, and young children through the age of five as well as the developmentally appropriate stages for its introduction. Coverage is built on a strong foundation of research and theory, incorporating findings in the field and the suggestions of users. The authors take a developmental approach to the role of music in the life of the young child, and offer a sound program for successfully bringing music into the early childhood educational environment.

Musical children : engaging children in musical experiences.

The book presents 25 strategies for engaging children who are learning music based on the latest Music Educators National Conference (MENC) standards. It includes reproducible student activity charts, a song selection of 40 notated melodies, a collection of chants, and resource material.





Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney

To practice making sounds, music and rhythm, make your own instruments

Decorate an oatmeal box for a drum and make a kazoo out of half a paper towel tube with waxed paper over one end held by a rubber band.


Max found two sticks


Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! by Wynton Marsalis

Use plastic eggs and put various objects inside. Make two eggs noisemakers for each object you use. Then pass them out and have the children find the musical partner. This encourages good listening as they must listen carefully to find the person whose egg is making the same sound.


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