All children need to jump, bounce and skip and hop, and it isn’t very difficult to encourage them to do so! But when kids move to music, they are getting so much more than just exercise. They are developing their gross motor skills, coordination, balance, concentration and cognitive abilities. By …

10 Best Songs for Gross Motor Movement

All children need to jump, bounce and skip and hop! They develop their gross motor skills, coordination, balance, concentration and cognitive abilities.

Dinosaur songs for kids! They'll have you romping, stomping, and chomping all over your house. Click through for free sheet music plus downloadable recordings from We Are the Music Makers!

Romp, Stomp, Chomp: The Dinosaur Song Collection

Great read about how and why you should teach music! Even for parents who don't know anything about music!

How Music Affects Developing Brains & Why it's Important

So why is teaching music to young children important? How does it affect the brain connections? There is study after study proving that learning music helps.

Music and Movement Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Help your active preschooler learn and grow with fun music and movement activities. Try some of our example activities with your child for sensory learning.

Have a 2 year old that doesn't like to listen? These 20 listening activities are fun and effective. Your toddlers and preschool kids will be following directions in no time with these whole body games and music.

Listening Activities for 2 Year Olds

Games to play with musical shakers to help develop speech and language skills. Ideas for songs and games plus making your own DIY shakers and instruments with kids

Toddler Games with Musical Shakers, for Speech and Language Development

Twinkle Twinkle Traffic Light Games to play with musical shakers to help develop speech and language skills. Ideas for songs and games plus making your own DIY shakers and instruments with kids

Popcorn!  parachute play  In my last blog post I wrote about using balls working in pairs.  This post is about working in groups - ideal for promoting sharing and co-operation. Here are some ideas for group/circle work for ...

Balls! (and using them in a music class – Part 2)

17 action songs for toddlers and preschoolers - perfect for rainy days when you…

Music for Energetic Kids When You Are Stuck Indoors

17 action songs for toddlers and preschoolers - perfect for rainy days when you have high-energy kids who need to get the wiggles out! Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Did you know that your toddler is already developing the skills he or she needs to be an accomplished young musician? Toddlers love this song that helps develop steady beat skills for a solid musical foundation. Click through for a free lesson that includes a recording, sheet music, and lyrics!

Music for Toddlers: Steady Beat

Did you know that your toddler is already developing the skills he or she needs to be an accomplished young musician? Toddlers love this song that helps develop steady beat skills for a solid musical foundation. Click through for a free lesson that includ

Songs for toddler and preschool fingerplay with FREE printable cards to create a classroom or at home song library.

Songs to Sing with Toddlers

Songs for toddlers: favorite fingerplays and songs to sing with toddlers including free printable song card to go with each.

Music with Kids: Song Cubes and Finding the Beat., A super fun way to learn rhythm, beat, and simple tunes for toddlers, preschoolers, pre-k, and kindergarten kids at home or school. Includes free printable too! - Pre-K Pages

Music with Kids: Song Cubes and Finding the Beat

DIY Song Cubes to help children learn music "old favorites" and practice finding and keeping the beat; for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten.

Let's Play Music : Best Songs for 2-5 Year Olds - Singing Songs to Help Your Child Learn

Songs For 2-5 Year Olds : Singing Songs Will Help Your Child Learn

Let's Play Music : Best Songs for Year Olds - Singing Songs to Help Your Child Learn (the umbrella song)

And Next Comes L: Four Music Games for Toddlers & Preschoolers

4 Music Games for Toddlers & Preschoolers {Music Activities for Kids}

Four Music Games for Toddlers & Preschoolers. 2 of these 4 games I will be putting into my lesson plans. What a life saver for Pre-K! going to use some of these ideas

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