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January 2017

Music Play: Before You Play Music, You Must Play WITH Music!

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Before young children can play (i.e., perform) music they must play with music! While most of us think of music class as teacher-led songs, a developmentally appropriate music education experience fosters child-initiated music play and provides the opportunity for individual children to focus on their own musical ideas – at all ages. Research also highlights how play is an important part of children’s development of the skills and dispositions that are essential to learning and classroom engagement. One such type…

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The Magic of Music in Storytimes

January 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Music, a universal language, adds so much to storytimes. Learn ways to use music with young children in storytimes through songs, movement, literature, puppets, and props. Using music in library programs is not about having the perfect voice or playing an instrument. It is about the magic that sounds and poetry bring to our shared experience. Whether you sing openly or in the privacy of your own shower, join us for fun and ideas. You will be inspired to warble…

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