Published on March 15, 2014
Wee Be Jammin' Using Music to Promote Early Childhood Literacy in the Library http://bit.ly/1dR0f8x
Let's start at the very beginning.
Why do we care about music? Amy Holcomb, Northbrook Public Library, IL
The theory behind the music. Maggie Masterson, Fremont Public Library, IL ● What is Music? ● Musical Storytelling and child development ● Early literacy ● Bridging to school
Babies A common interaction between parent and child is singing and bouncing a baby on your knee. The child is assimilating the tune, and feeling the beat physically. That bouncing is growing the neurons in the baby's brain to help him become tuneful, beat-ful, and artful. -John Feierabend, University of Hartford
Music for the babes. Amy Holcomb, Northbrook Public Library, IL
Baby Bounce and Baby Jam
Funesies with Onesies
Toddlers Music plays a major role in the lives of young children. They are attracted to music and can use their entire bodies to make musical sounds- singing, whistling, clapping, stamping feet and tapping toes. -"Books to Sing." Nexpeca. Book Links, 2005
Marketing Movement Julie Jurgens, Arlington Heights Public Library, IL ● Mini Movers Toddler time to the extreme!
Preschoolers Children who play with sounds in their preschool years are better prepared to read when they get to school. Reading specialists use the term "phonological awareness" to describe an early literacy skill that involves the ability to hear and manipulate small sounds in words. -"Sound Advice." Arnold and Coburn. SLJ, 2005
Using Music in Storytime Parry Rigney, Park Ridge Public Library, IL ● Incorporate music into your traditional preschool and family storytimes. ● Music is perfect for opening, closing, transitions - really, any time! ● Present songs that are simple and participatory. ● No musical experience necessary!
Make it something special. Lora Van Marel, Orland Park Public Library, IL ● Music Makers ○ 2-3 year olds w/caregiver ○ Music, even through books ○ It's all in the marketing ○ Crazy chaotic fun!
Shake Rattle and Roll ● Preschool/Teen partnerships ● Music and Movement based activities
Shake Rattle and Roll
Make it something special. Courtney Schade, Des Plaines Public Library, IL ● Jams/Wild Times ○ Starting at Fremont with Family Jams ○ Adapted and expanded to different age ranges ○ Quite a Workout!
The world is your oyster. Expanding music programming ● For struggling readers ● For kids with special needs ● For school visits ● For all-ages programs
Music programs for older kids.
Reach out, get support, do it. Image Credit: All Education Matters blog.
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