Life Lessons Everyday Taught In Musical Way. Music project designed to add a Social Emotional plus Science approach to preschool learning. Music and songs Promote Language and Literacy Development and focus on the 5 learning domains for Birth through Kindergarten Early Learning and Development Standards
1. Social and Emotional Development
2. Physical Well-Being and Motor Development
3. Approaches Towards Learning
4. Language and Literacy Development
5. Cognition and General Knowledge – including Math Science and Social Studies.
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Listen here to song samples and see video ideas on this page.
The music and song lyrics integrate with the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Content Standards and also meet the National Standards for Kindergarten Readiness. They can be purchased individually through amazon, napster, iTunes and other online music sources.
Arm Your Child With Music Song Titles Can be purchased on line at these sites:
The Color Song – Math, Science Focus on primary colors and their relationship to nature. Also Available are activity color cards for teacher to create games for reinforcement.
Standards: English Language Arts II, V Acquisition of vocabulary -Contextual Understanding, Science I. Earth and Space Science Standard I. Processes that shape the earth, II. Life Science Standard- 3. Diversity and Interdependence of life, III. Physical Sciences Standard -7. Nature of Energy
The CD also includes The “Color Song” Sing -A- Along Music Video and Color Card templates that match the video. These can be printed, cut and used for creative learning games.
These Bones Under My Skin, Music is a reggae style dance beat to an old melody about the bones connected to the body. It is a perfect way to introduce Science at the preschool and kindergarten ages.
Listen to song preview
English Language Arts and Social Emotional Learning Acquisition of Vocabulary Standard, Contextual Understanding – song helps children understand and develop an awareness of different cultures.
I KNOW ALL MY NAME (First and Last Name Recognition) A song game that allows the children a chance to sing and try to remember their first and last name, address and telephone number before the funny sound. Listen to song preview
Standards: ELA I
- A song game that allows the children a chance to develop patience by waiting for their turn to say their full name, phone number and address and following sequential directions.
- Children to get to move, sing, and speak while developing the cognitive skill of memorizing their first and last name, address, and telephone number.
911 – ( Child Safety, Handling Emergencies) lyrics set to a slower waltz beat with a calming effect to show contrast between fast and slow songs and to stress the importance of a child remaining calm once they decide to call 911. See and Hear video clip 911
Standards: Math I- Number Sense and operations standard. English Language Arts II, V Acquisition of vocabulary -Contextual Understanding. SS I -V. Government Standard: Role of Government, Rules and laws, VII. Communicating and information
I AM SPECIAL Listen to song preview
BE MY FRIEND (Multicultural Awareness) Songs explore the body and mind in context with self and others. Listen to song preview
Standards: English Language Arts II. Acquisition of vocabulary-Contextual Understanding, Conceptual Understanding – 3 Social Studies II. People in societies standard – Cultures: 1. Develop a sense of belonging, 2. Demonstrate awareness of different cultures.
BE CAREFUL CROSSING THE STREET (Safety) A march tempo song with sound effects attempting to recreate a busy traffic crossing. Lyrics remind children of the difference between red light and green light.Included activity worksheet for children to cut, color paste and create their own street. Listen to song preview
Standards: English Language Arts II, V X, Acquisition of vocabulary -Contextual Understanding, Conceptual Understanding. Math III. Geometry and Spatial Sense Standard two and three dimensional objects. III. Physical Sciences Standard
Combined, the music and worksheet activity has a fun maze to stimulate fine motor development using a pencil or crayon and addresses Standards: Math- Algebra Using patterns, relations and functions. English Language Arts II, V X, Acquisition of vocabulary -Contextual Understanding, Conceptual Understanding, Reading Applications and Writing. Science II. Life Science Standard, III. Physical Science Standard
YES, PLEASE AND THANK YOU ( Common Courtesy) Uptempo song stressing the importance of common courtesy. Three magic words can also be effective method of introducing American sign language to preschool children.
See and hear Yes Please and Thank You video clip
Standards: English Language Arts II. Acquisition of vocabulary-Contextual Understanding, Conceptual Understanding. Social Studies. VI. Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities Standard- Participation 1. Demonstration of cooperative behaviors.
PARTY IN THE CLASSROOM – ( Gross Motor Development ) Sets the stage for sharing, common courtesy and changes the image of partying from a negative to a positive experience. Promotes concept that learning is fun. Teacher can use it develop new concepts of fun and enhance family and community building. Listen to song preview
Standards: English Language Arts II. Acquisition of vocabulary-Contextual Understanding, Conceptual Understanding. Social Studies -SS-II; People in Societies. Science- Physical Science Standard III, Forces in motion, 6. Nature of Energy, Explore instruments. Movement and the human voice.
I AM SO HAPPY– (Gross motor skills, cognitive development) Caribbean flavored music promotes a multi -combination of gross motor movements while lyrics encourage children oral language development, rhyming around familiar concepts. Listen to song preview
English Language Arts II, V X, Acquisition of vocabulary -Contextual Understanding, Conceptual Understanding. 4- Orally communicate position and directional words, Social Studies- SS – II. People in Societies Standard, Cultures – 2. Demonstrate awareness of different cultures, Science -III. Physical Science Standard, Forces and Motion. Life Science.
LOOK A SPECIAL MIRROR – Song lyrics promote Anti Bullying, Multicultural Awareness, Tolerance, Positive Self Esteem, Character Development and Sharing.
Song lyrics take a look at what all children have in common and notes the subtle differences within those things. In this song the focus is eyes, teeth, age and height. Listen to song preview
Standards: English Language Arts I. Phonemic awareness, II. Acquisition of Vocabulary Conceptual understanding. Science II. Life Science Standard- Diversity, Heredity -5 – Recognize physical difference.
BODY PARTS (Abuse Prevention) A contemporary dance beat is used to explore the right and left side of the body,while also adding a passing warning not to let people play with their private parts. This song helps to bring awareness and address the current problems with child sexual abuse. It also encourages the child to ask questions about their body to their parents. Includes worksheet activity so children can identify, color, cut and paste body parts. Listen to song preview
Standards: English Language Arts I. Phonemic awareness, SS- II. People in Societies, Math M1.6 compare, Science III. Forces in motion
OLD FASHIONED TIME -( learning to tell the time ) The uptempo music imitates that of a clock. Lyrics introduce the concept of time on a clock Included activity sheet includes a clock for children to cut, color, and paste the hands on a clock. Listen to song preview
You Just Show Me How
I can do most anything, If you (teacher, parent, guardian) just show me how.
Standards: English Language Arts I, Phonemic Awareness & Fluency Standard
Acquisition of vocabulary -Contextual Understanding, Conceptual Understanding.
Math I. Number, Number Sense and operations Standards 1., 2., 3. 10.
HOKEY POKEY 21st century Hokey Pokey
Standards: English Language Arts – ELA I. Phonemic Awareness- II. Vocabulary
Social Studies SS-II; People in Societies, Math M-I.6 -Compare sets of equal, more, and fewer. Science- Physical Science Standard III, Forces in motion. 6.