The effects of music on children are magical. Music can be both energizing and calming, it can enhance bonding, and help with smooth transitions. Active music-making creates unique connections in the brain that supports children's language, social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. The joys of singing, dancing, moving, and playing instruments with others engages children in some of the healthiest human pleasures.
listening to and expressing both tonality and rhythm
ensemble competence in music and movement
improvisation and composition skills
familiarity with diverse styles of music
hearing, understanding, and speaking the language of music
motivation to be a part of a music making community
we invite the children to explore its’ texture, temperature, size, length, width, weight, and depth... to run their hands along and around it, feeling its shape and texture.
As children use their senses more fully they develop the capacity to be more aware of themselves and the world around them.
Which sound do you like the best? Which ones are:
How long does each string ring for?
Let's take turns making up a song about this sound!
· Increases oxygenation of the cells
· Boosts positive energy
· Reduces stress
· Recharges the inner ear and opens up neural pathways
· Increases creativity
· Energizes the body while calming anxiety
· Lowers heart rate and blood pressure
· Balances the emotions
· Releases oxytocin, the feel good hormone
· Increases awareness of vibration in the body.
To simply tone through the vowel sounds take a deep breath in to begin and make the sounds on the out breath while drawing out the sound:
What if this music had a color? What would it look like? How would it move?
The magic weaving of rhythms, movement, songs, stories, and embodied imagination invites children into worlds of vibrant wonder, helping them feel more at home in their bodies while building healthy relationships with one another and the world around them.
Let's make music together!