Clap! Shake! Play! Sing!
Creating Musical
Storytimes to Encourage
Emergent Literacy
Instructor:
Colleen Willis
[email protected]
An Infopeople Workshop
Fall 2011
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Singing Is Believing!
Outcomes Of A Good
Music Program
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listen to music
respond to music with my body
make music
understand music
Music and Development
3 Stages
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Acculturation
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Imitation
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begin experimenting with sound
attempt musical sounds and patterns
Assimilation
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coordinate singing, breathing and movement
Video Demonstration
How Does Music Enhance
Learning?
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Establish positive learning state
Energizes learning activities
Increases attention
Improves memory
Releases tension
Enhances imagination
Adds an element of fun
Blue Grass Jamboree
Song Track #12
“So Big”
Hap Palmer
How Does Music Support
Development?
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Helps build relationships
Feel comfortable in a group setting
Fosters language development
Develop individuality
Launches creativity
Build coordination
Develop fine and large muscles
How Does Music Support
Emergent Literacy Skills?
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Listening and Understanding
Vocabulary Development
Developing Storytelling, Speaking, and
Sequencing Through Nursery Rhymes
Phonemic Awareness
Alphabet Knowledge
Math Skills
Please share a favorite song
and what developmental
area it supports.
Developmental Milestones
Infants 0-12
True or False
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Newborns are incapable of learning until they can stay
awake for more than an hour or two at a time.
The newborn will startle in response to a loud noise.
Imitation should be discouraged in infants to ensure they
will not grow up to be copycats.
All normally developing infants crawl on all fours before
they walk.
Developmentally, there is no excuse for nine or ten
month old children to be afraid of strangers unless the
have previously had a bad experience.
Toddlers 1-2
True of False
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A two-year-old can be expected to follow threestep instructions.
It is reasonable to expect most one-year-olds to
catch a small ball.
A one-year-old wants to try and do things
without help.
Two-year-olds are likely to engage in the type of
play that is referred to as parallel play.
Movement Medley
Song Track #6
“Big Fun”
Greg and Steve
Preschoolers 3-5
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3-year-olds can hop on one foot.
4-year-olds cannot draw shapes.
5-year-olds can name at least 4 colors.
3-year olds do not like to join in simple
games.
4-year-olds are not always able to take
turns.
5-year olds can follow directions.
Primary School 6-8
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6-year-olds love to tell jokes and riddles.
6-year-olds do not like counting, sorting and
matching activities.
7-year-olds are know for their high energy level.
7-year-olds are critical of their own
performances.
8-year-olds take interest in what others think
and do (ex: different cultures).
8-year-olds do not need to be rewarded for their
efforts.
Babies and Music
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Bounces
Wiggles
Tickles
Tapping
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Clapping
Simple songs
Simple circles
Lullabies
Fun CD’s Just for Babies
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Diaper Gym
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Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta
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Baby Games
Sign A Song
Exercise #1
Sign Language and Literacy
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Signing engages children in literacy activities
Signing allows children to use multiple senses
to learn new information
The signs children learn look like the letters
and words you want to teach them
Creating signs helps children connect
concrete objects to abstract concepts
Signing increases young children's confidence
to learn new skills.
Break
10:30-10:45
Jumping Exercise
Song Track #7
“Wiggle Wiggle”
Bobby Susser
Learning and Movement
Benefits For Children
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Helps with attention, retention and
enjoyment of learning
Reinforce math and logic concepts
through rhythm and patterns of beat and
tempo
Develops body awareness and control
Attain greater range of emotional feelings
Infant Massage
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Relaxation
Relief
Stimulation
Interaction
Warm-up Exercises
Standing Exercises
 Body Bends
 Knee Raises
 Arm Circles
 Kicks
Seated Exercises
 Point and flex
 Toe reaches
 Scissors
 Butterflies
Creative Movement
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Rabbit
Chicken
Pony
Frog
Swan
Stretch
Song Track #4
“Dragon Tales”
Dragon Tunes
Yoga
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Encourages attentiveness, thus developing and
improving concentration
Promotes clear thinking and so facilitates
learning
Fuels imagination thereby enhancing creativity
Builds self-confidence and contributes to
developing a positive self-image
Promotes harmony between mind and body,
and helps in making appropriate responses to
emotional stimuli.
Video Demonstration
Yoga Stretches
Exercise #2
Popular Children’s CD’s
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Hap Palmer
Greg and Steve
Georgiana Stewart
Jim Gill
Laurie Berkner
Share Your Favorite CD’s
Jumpin Out of Bed Boogie
Song Track #4
“Everybody’s Happy
When Their Singing”
Jamie Shaheen
Lunch Break
12:00-1:15
Do Your Ears Hang Low
Song Track # 1
“Are We There Yet?”
Look At The Positive Side!
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Do you…
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Enjoy listening to music, singing along with
the car radio, moving to music
Share your enthusiasm for music with children
Realize that for young children music is
something that you do, that music and
movement are connected
Recognize that music can enrich the total
early childhood curriculum
Following Directions with Exercise
Song Track #14
“Learning with Hip Hop”
Mark D. Pencil
What are your experiences
with props?
Tap Your Toe and Follow Me
Song Track # 10
“Come and Make A Circle”
Susan Salidor
Prop Play!!!
Group Exercise #3
Video Demonstration
Great Resources
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101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for
Young Children
Sing A Song Of Storytime
The Sound of Storytime
The Big Book of Stories, Songs and
Sing-Alongs
Break
2:30-2:45
Make An Instrument
Group Exercise #4
Musicality In the Language of
Picture Books
Repetition and Refrain
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Helps build predictable outcomes
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Let’s children feel successful
Poetry and Rhythm
“Children who have stored memories for
the sound and rhythm of language are
better able to make predictions about
words and phrases, as they emerge as
readers.”
Playfulness and Improvisation
To master language and music, young
children improvise or play with sound.
Inflection and Phrasing
The distinct musical qualities of the
language in picture books is of enormous
value when reading aloud to children.
Plot and Sonata Form
“Could the sonata form subliminally teach
children to work out conflicts peacefully by
finding their way towards a common
theme?”
Song Based Picture Books
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Build familiarity and enjoyment
Provide repetition and predictability
Expand vocabulary and knowledge of
story structures
Promote critical thinking and problem
solving
Foster creative expression and language
play
Preworkshop Assignment
Song Picture Books
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Snuggle Puppy
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Sandra Boynton
A You’re Adorable
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Martha Alexander
Can You Dance
Song Track #6
“Everyone Loves to Dance”
Aaron Nigel Smith
Try This At Home
Tips for Parents
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Use these activities to attune children to
some of the subtleties of sound.
Close Your Eyes and Listen
Pick A Setting
Play A Recording
Find An Opposite
Clap A Rhythm
Clap A Song
Cultural Awareness
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How do children learn music?
What is the purpose of the music?
When do they make music?
What instruments do they play?
What language do they sing in?
Does dance accompany the music?
Los Niños Cuando Bailan
Song Track #9
“A Bailar ”
Jorge Anaya
Video Demonstration
So Long, Farewell
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