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Singing in the Early Childhood Classroom

Singing bonds together the voices of children along with their thoughts and feelings about family, friends, and their personal worlds. In the early childhood classroom, singing can be a daily occurrence in the circle time; consequently, teachers have many choices in designing how songs and singing games complement their social studies curriculum. In addition, there are techniques for piggybacking songs and the words of children to enhance literacy, mathematics, and science concepts. In this course, we investigate the above issues through sharing multicultural materials, readings, and brainstorming. (Guitars, dulcimers, autoharps, and tape recorders welcomed.)