Music Together Preschool brings the internationally recognized Music Together Curriculum into the preschool classroom. Music Together's preschool music program uniquely integrates music experiences at home with those in school to create a music-making community which supports a child's language, cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development.
Children experience fifty to seventy-five songs a year and become familiar with important aspects of music-making, moving in rhythm, singing in various tonalities, improvising, listening, using language in musical ways, dancing, and reading song book pages.
With the Music Together Preschool program, parent participation is encouraged and nurtured. The Music Together Preschool curriculum revives the question what did you do at school today? Parents learn the songs their children are singing in class because the every family in the program receives a songbook and two CDs of the music the children are learning in school. Children have a tangible connection between home and school by having the same CDs and songbooks in both locations. The connection often sparks dialogue that would not have happened otherwise and creates a sense of community for all involved.
Many adults rediscover their own pleasure in making music, develop new parenting skills that support their child's learning, and gain a repertoire of activities that are fun and educational for the whole family.
Children bring the music home to their parents through the family CD and songbook. Many preschoolers teach their parents the songs and activities and pretend to be the music teacher for the rest of the family. And because of Music Together's unique traditions of adult inclusion and family music activities for all ages, the entire school community parents, children in various classes, staff, visitors, learns the same songs.
Learning and making music together has the ability to form bonds and build community between people of all ages and backgrounds.
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When you bring the Music Together Preschool Program to your school your
families will feel more connected to their children, your staff, your
school and each other. To find out more about bringing the Music
Together Preschool program to your school, contact Jen Woda.