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 Music for Littles with Lauren Scavone
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Music for Littles -with Lauren Scavone

Week 1

A great way to make music with your little ones at home is to start a kitchen band. Get out your pots, pans, wooden spoons, bowls, and start playing! Put on a recording of your favorite song and play along or say a nursery rhyme (such as "Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candlestick") and keep the beat.

  Also here's a YouTube link to a song I recorded. https://youtu.be/kMjytdEvtEs 

Note: Lauren teaches Music for LIttles on Mondays from 10 - 10:45 a.m. at the Dietrich throughout the year. Admission is free thanks to funding from the Dietrich's Fundraising Committee.  Look for her classes to resume when the Dietrich reopens.

 

Week 2

Lauren Scavone put together another fun Music for Littles activity for you to try at home!
"Musical Follow the Leader" is a fun family game. Play any type of dance music (Elizabeth Mitchell's albums are my favorite for little ones). Choose one family member to be the leader and follow his or her dance moves. Marching, hopping, twisting, clapping...be creative! Kids love to see their parents get silly! For each new song choose a new leader and keep dancing!

Heres a video to help get you going: https://youtu.be/F6Q1PRQnsOQ

Note: Lauren teaches Music for LIttles on Mondays from 10 - 10:45 a.m. at the Dietrich throughout the year. Admission is free thanks to funding from the Dietrich's Fundraising Committee. Look for her classes to resume when the Dietrich reopens.

 

Week 3

Lauren Scavone has put together week 3 of the virtual Music for littles class. In the video she mentions using shakers. If you don't have egg shakers or maracas at home you can easily make them. Lauren suggests putting a handful of dry beans or rice into a clean, empty plastic bottle and close the cap tightly. Or instead of a plastic bottle you can use plastic Easter eggs (just be sure to secure with tape). You can even make a few so that the whole family can join in the musical fun!

"When The Train Comes Along" https://youtu.be/EKDGzqzG_HY ??

Note: Lauren teaches Music for Littles on Mondays from 10 - 10:45 a.m. at the Dietrich throughout the year. Admission is free thanks to funding from the Dietrich's Fundraising Committee. Look for her classes to resume when the Dietrich reopens.

 

Week 4

Today I thought I would teach you a little about the clarinet and play this woodwind instrument for you.

Here is a YouTube link to me playing clarinet: https://youtu.be/vQEalDEEcMg

 

Week 5

Playing "Conductor" is a fun way to teach your preschooler about the musical concepts of quiet and loud. Choose one person to be the conductor and sing a favorite song. When the conductor holds his or her hands down low, sing quietly. When the conductor raises his or her hands up high sing loudly. Sing through the song as many times as you wish to give each family member a chance to be the conductor.

Here is a YouTube link to me reading the book "Quiet Loud" by Leslie Patricelli. This book is a great way for students to learn about the concept of quiet and loud as it relates to music. https://youtu.be/1iDLVFZeWEs

 

Week 6

"I Can Hammer" is a great song to sing while playing along with sticks or wooden spoons. But, for a different option, you can pound your fists, stomp your feet, or nod your head along with the beat of the song.

Here is link to a video of me and my kids playing singing and playing along to "I Can Hammer".: https://youtu.be/oAOsbXN1VHA