Monthly Archives: May 2010

Equipment in the Early Childhood Classroom – Tapping Sticks

When conducting Professional Development Courses I am often asked where I get my equipment from so I thought I’d do a series of articles on using equipment and also, where to access it or how to make it. Continue reading

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Equipment in the Early Childhood Classroom – Scarves

When conducting Professional Development Courses I am often asked where I get my equipment from so I thought I’d do a series of articles on using equipment and also, where to access it or how to make it. Since my scarf activities are always popular, I’ll start with those. Continue reading

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Ten Steps to Successful Music Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom (Steps 9 & 10)

Young children learn by doing, by being actively involved in their learning through exploring and experimenting, through copying and acting out. And so it is with learning music, the foundations for which are best learnt while developing primary language. As such, a successful early childhood music program must incorporate movement and should quite naturally involve learning across the curriculum. The music program, therefore, can form the basis for the whole curriculum. Here are the next couple of tips to expand your skills and enjoyment of teaching music. Continue reading

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Ten Steps to Successful Music Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom (Steps 5-8)

Young children learn by doing, by being actively involved in their learning through exploring and experimenting, through copying and acting out. And so it is with learning music, the foundations for which are best learnt while developing primary language. As such, a successful early childhood music program must incorporate movement and should quite naturally involve learning across the curriculum. The music program, therefore, can form the basis for the whole curriculum. Here are the next few tips to expand your skills and enjoyment of teaching music. Continue reading

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Ten Steps to Successful Music Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom (Steps 1-4)

Young children learn by doing, by being actively involved in their learning through exploring and experimenting, through copying and acting out. And so it is with learning music, the foundations for which are best learnt while developing primary language. As such, a successful early childhood music program must incorporate movement and should quite naturally involve learning across the curriculum. The music program, therefore, can form the basis for the whole curriculum. Continue reading

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About the Author of Kidz-Fiz-Biz Blog

Marlene Rattigan is an Early Childhood teacher, a teacher of English as a Second Language and from 1987-2000 was an AFAC accredited fitness leader. Continue reading

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