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Attention Song

Attention Song

Young children love songs! This lesson teaches how to use different songs to get your children’s attention during...
ABC Songs

ABC Songs

This is a lesson in which multiple ways of saying ABC songs are demonstrated. Make Learning fun by singing them...
Simple Poem for Introducing Percussion with Sticks

Simple Poem for Introducing Percussion with Sticks

Steve Elmore | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas This activity introduces students to the ideas of “timbre;” (sound qualities produced by different instruments), and volume. The teacher and students use sticks as percussion instruments, rubbing...
Using a Song to Teach Any Subject

Using a Song to Teach Any Subject

Steve Elmore | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas Uses music to teach with pattern and sequencing while encouraging memorization and movement. The lesson uses familiar elements from the children’s environment, which broadens their social knowledge about...
Getting Students to Sing Solo: Clown Puppet Song

Getting Students to Sing Solo: Clown Puppet Song

Steve Elmore | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas Here is a way to get each student to sing on their own so you can hear them. Young children can be shy or fearful about singing in front of others, but using a puppet can help overcome that. In this lesson,...
Using Objects to Introduce a New Song

Using Objects to Introduce a New Song

Steve Elmore | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas How to teach kids a new song or review an older song using visual aids and physical motions. Read Transcript A very good way to teach kids a new song, especially new, or to review one that you’ve done...
Learning Numbers with a Fun Song

Learning Numbers with a Fun Song

Steve Elmore | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas In this lesson the teacher uses a song to teach numbers, rhyming and moving to music. Read Transcript This is a, a song that we did for pirate day, and it just gets the kids kind of moving, but it also means...
Teaching How to Play an Instrument: Xylophone

Teaching How to Play an Instrument: Xylophone

Steve Elmore | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas This lesson shows how a teacher teaches students to play a simple song on the xylophone. Using a song the students already know and have sung many times, the teacher explains and demonstrates how to play it,...
Using a Story to Involve Students in Music

Using a Story to Involve Students in Music

Steve Elmore | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas This activity introduces children to classical music through movement and stories. Read Transcript This is an activity to, “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Grieg. It’s a way to introduce...
Musical Instrument Sounds For Kids

Musical Instrument Sounds For Kids

This video for children and toddlers teaches about different musical instrument sounds. The children see an image of each instrument and hear an example of the sound it makes. Instruments: Tuba, French Horn, Electric Guitar, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bell,...
Practicing Simple Rhythm: The Sweet Beets Song

Practicing Simple Rhythm: The Sweet Beets Song

This fun song about Beet and Cherry gives children a chance to practice simple rhythms by tapping and clapping along to the words and music . Read Transcript You made it! Great! I’m here having lunch with my friend beet, and my other friend cherry. Beet and cherry and...
Clap Your Hands Action Song

Clap Your Hands Action Song

“Clap Your Hands” is a fun action song that helps children learn to follow directions. It also teaches them the parts of the body. CONTACT: littlestorybug@gmail.com Read Transcript Hi. This is Miss. Tracey, and we are going to do an action song called:...
Teaching Opposites through Music and Movement

Teaching Opposites through Music and Movement

This fun sing-along song combines singing and movement and helps students learn about opposites. Read Transcript Class: “Open, shut them, open, shut them. Give a little clap, clap, clap. Open, shut them, open, shut them. Put them in your lap, lap, lap. Big then small,...
Primary Music Lesson: The Rhythm Game

Primary Music Lesson: The Rhythm Game

Mark Taylor, director of Rhythmically Speaking, prepares a primary school class for Samba ensemble work with a simple rhythm game. Read Transcript Listening, understanding, and responding to what is said is crucial to a child’s success in school. Songs that give...
Integrating Music & Movement with Literacy

Integrating Music & Movement with Literacy

This video discusses the benefits of music and movement for young children. Songs that feature actions and parts of the body not only help children learn left and right and develop fine motor skills, but also promote literacy...