Fun with Music Activity Guide

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Music is all around us! We sing lullabies to babies, watch toddlers create rhythms by banging on pots and pans and we all dance along to our favorite songs. Studies show that musical experiences for young children actually increase their brain development, especially their language and reading skills, while also building motor skills allowing the mind and body to work together.  

It’s easy to explore music with your young child at home. Singing songs with your child helps slow down language and helps them hear the smaller sounds that make up words. Make a simple rhythm instrument by filling an empty jug mug or plastic beverage bottle with dried beans, rice or pasta. Decorate the outside of the bottle with stickers and make sure the cap is secured with child proof tape. Play some favorite tunes and have a family dance party! 

Enjoy some jazzy fun with this read-aloud-Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander.

 

Fun with Music Activity Guide

Music is all around us! We sing lullabies to babies, watch toddlers create rhythms by banging on pots and pans and we all dance along to our favorite songs. Studies show that musical experiences for young children actually increase their brain development, especially their language and reading skills, while also building motor skills allowing the mind and body to work together.











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