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Musically Montessori Freebie Collection Part Two!

THERE ARE SO MANY FREE RESOURCES IN MY "FREEBIE COLLECTION," THAT IT TAKES TWO POSTS TO SHOW THEM ALL TO YOU.  I'M HOPING YOUR MUSIC CURRICULUM WILL BE FULL AND RICH...FOR FREE! 
****This post is Part Two of my Two Part Series featuring the many free resources at Magical Movement Company's "Subscriber's Freebie Collection".

CLICK HERE if you would like to read Part One of this Series.

In this post, you'll find resources for:
~ Basic Music Concepts
~ Cultural and Seasonal
~ Montessori Baby-Ed


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THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING MUSIC

For at least a decade now, we have been learning from scientific studies how important early music experiences are for the many areas of development in the young child, including cognitive, social-emotional, and of course musical! 

The real benefits for children come when they MAKE MUSIC. That is, when the child is actively creating sounds and exploring the components of music: 
  • Pitch (high & low)
  • Steady Beat
  • Tempo (fast & slow)
  • Dynamics (loud & quiet)
The experiences that have the best influence are the ones that are: 
  • Hands-on
  • Build skills in a sequential manner
  • Involve movement 
  • Based on real experiences with real instruments, rather than toys
  • Engage the children with games, drama play, and FUN!
Interestingly, these are also the secrets to the success of the Montessori method!

Now, for some freebies.
Each of my free downloads includes instructions for how to create and use the resources for your children. And, don't forget that I have gazillions of blog articles chock full of Montessori music (and Arts) activities you can access over the school year to keep your music curriculum fun and engaging for the children.

CLICK HERE for some ideas for making music with little children.

The main, basic concepts in music (pitch, rhythm, tempo, and dynamics) are an important place to start with children. I have always found these concepts to be really fun for little ones when they are presented the Montessori way. 

BASIC MUSIC CONCEPTS


I always present the concept of loud and quiet in music (the dynamics) with movement, focused listening, simple games, and rhythm instruments.

One of the important components to success is giving the children the actual terms in music: "Piano" (means quiet) and "Forte" (means loud.) 

My Lesson Plan Activities Pack will give you some fun ideas to try with your group. The Mp3 downloads will give you the tools for implementing the Lesson Plans.


NOT FREE BUT STILL A GOOD DEAL
I have a nice bundle at my TpT shop that will fill out this area of your music curriculum very nicely. It's not free, but I think it is a good deal! 
 Three Activity Packs for $9. CLICK HERE to check it out.


CULTURAL AND SEASONAL















~ "Flying Man Classroom Song Book" is a set of pdf downloads to create your own song book for the music corner of your environment.

~ My "Flying Man" Mp3 rendition of this song based on a traditional nursery rhyme will give you an idea of how I sing it with the children in my groups.

~ For a fun dramatization activity, each child can create their own mask or stick puppet with the astronaut helmet for coloring in a face.

~ My "Stop, Drop and Roll Around" Song is a musical way to reinforce fire safety awareness with little ones. You can listen to my Mp3 download to hear how I present the activity through a story-song. You can also create shelf works with my Activity Pack that goes well with learning the song. These activities will enhance your field trip visit from or to the Fire Station.

~ "Introducing the Orchestra with Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Ballet" is a pack of visuals and puppet templates to engage children in moving along with the music. The famous composer, Tchaikovsky, has many very memorable Ballet pieces that are appealing to children, especially when you introduce them to the story of the particular ballet. This packet goes well with another one of my freebies, "Instrument Families of the Orchestra 3-Part Cards."

~ "I'm a Firefighter Getting Dressed" song: I composed this little song with a familiar melody to offer a fun movement activity to go along with learning the song. There are 2 Mp3 downloads: one with the words being sung and the other is the instrumental background music for the children to sing along.


NOT FREE BUT STILL A GOOD DEAL
You can create a fun unit for your Firefighter Theme with my "Musically Montessori: Firefighter Getting Dressed Activity Pack" at my TpT shop. You can copy the pages for a classroom song book with the words from my "I'm A Firefighter Getting Dressed" as well as a fun manipulative shelf work as a follow-up activity for individual children to do at work time. 


CLICK HERE to check it out.
      $4. at my TpT Shop


MONTESSORI BABY-ED (and older)


In the Montessori "curriculum" for Infants, the child is given high contrast pictures to look at while at the changing table or on the play mat on the floor.  This three level set of musical instrument photos and graphics can be copied off and then placed in a frame and hung at the child's eye level. 

For older children, you can use the pictures as matching activities as well. And, even more challenging, I have collected pictures of instruments from each of the 4 families of Orchestra  instruments: Brass, Strings, Woodwinds, and Percussion, and so you can make a categorizing activity game for Preschool and Lower Elementary aged children.

Once again, I want to thank you for visiting my Blog today and I hope you have gotten lots of ideas for creating your Montessori music curriculum with your group!



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