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Intended for Early Childhood through school age teachers and Whether you're looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parenting issues, you've come to the right place.

Here are some ways to use music in the early childhood classroom.

1 Use a song to greet each child in the morning during morning meeting as part of attendance.
2 Use a song or instrumental music during transition times such as clean-up time or snack preparation time.
3 Play background music during free play or centers time. Be sure the music isn’t too loud or distracting from th children’s activities.
4 Play quiet lullabies or soft classical music during nap time or rest time.
5 Use music to teach letters, shapes, numbers or any other concepts in the curriculum.
6 Sing songs and play instruments as part of the daily routine.
7 Use music to enhance games and movement activities.
8 Add music to creative drama and art activities.
9 Use music to help children learn about other cultures and other lands.
10 Use music to celebrate special events and holidays.

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