Music for Early Childhood: New Songs, Old Favorites, and Some to Retire!

ID number
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

A song, fingerplay, movement activity or book becomes a favorite for diverse reasons. The "hook" could be the catchy tune, the motions, humor or great visuals. Miss Carole will share selections from each category! We'll also explore some "oldies" that need to be retired due to their origin or historical context. Though we'll be Zooming - be ready to sing and move!

Learner objectives

1. Identify and recognize the qualities of developmentally appropriate music and movement activities for use in Early Childhood settings
2. Demonstrate and practice songs, fingerplays, dances and movement activities that clearly illustrate developmentally appropriate music and movement.
3. Examine how to make the music we already use appropriate for the children we serve.

Intended audience
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Early Intervention Personnel, Family Educator, Family Member, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Early Music
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Personal and Professional Development