We have many routines in our class, including our Hello Song, Instrument Play Alongs, Story Time, Dancing Time, Clean up Time, Rocking Time, and our Goodbye Song. Routines are essential to foster a sense of stability, cohesion, and overall satisfaction with an experience. They allow children opportunities to develop a sense of connection and belonging to the group, and they provide a sense of comfort and security.
LEARN AT HOME! Which of your child’s daily routines can you infuse with music? Perhaps you can find a favorite song with which to wake your child up each day, make up songs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, sing a song at bath time, or sing a goodnight song. Even diaper-changing time might be made easier and more pleasant with a favorite song!