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Do you feel that your child is ready for a bit more of a challenge?
The preschool program is intended for ages 3-5 years. We will build on the toddler class foundations and start to learn how to read music, play pitched percussion instruments (chime bars) and further develop our knowledge of the musical concepts . There are heaps of new songs to learn, sing and play - all while continuing the rich phonetic learning that we established with the nursery rhymes and traditionals that are so critical for our children's speech and language development at this age.
The program is designed to support the management of sociable group sessions where the children are involved in song, movement, dance, drama, improvisation, listening and playing instruments. Usually, one educator leads the group encouraging children and other adults present to fully participate in the songs, music and their related activities. A similar structure is revisited each time the group gets together so that children become powerful in predicting which activity will happen next.
The songs are based on traditional melodies, many of them consisting of extremely simple tonal materials that are found in many cultures. They offer the perfect basis for developing an appreciation of music in its cultural and aesthetic diversity. The songs teach melodic shape, rhythm and timing, emotional expression and song structure. They provide familiar, repetitive musical forms that are easy to remember.
Designed for children aged from three to five years, the program offers action-packed courses with songs, games, simple musical instruments, dramatic play, mimicry, movement, dance, relaxation and literature as focal points.
The songs, games and music develop:
Every lesson is structured the same way. Because routine and predictability are so beneficial for our young learners, every lesson includes: