Preschool starts the Music Study
Many of us have fond memories of music. What special music do you associate with important celebrations?
What kind of beat can you not help but tap your feet to when it comes on the radio? Have you noticed your child tapping along with you?
What songs from your childhood do you and your child enjoy singing together? Music has a wonderful way of translating across generations, cultures, languages, and communication styles.
We are excited to begin a study of music making in our class that will engage and build on children’s curiosity about music, sound, and performance.
Please let us know if you or a family member is involved with music making (e.g., plays, fixes, or teaches an instrument; sings in a choral group or band; works in a job related to music making). We would love to arrange a time for you to join us virtually in our investigation or if preferred you can video tape yourself and then we will share it with the class.
What You Can Do at Home
Listen for music throughout the day with your child. We often don’t even notice the music that plays in the background of our everyday lives. Discuss the music that you and your child hear. How does it make each of you feel? Does it sound like any other music you have heard?
Talk about favorite music styles and songs with your child and share why you enjoy them. Create a list together of your family’s favorite songs.
Thank you for playing an important role in our learning.