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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Now Sing This! Ella Jenkins

As the “First Lady of Children’s Music,” Ella Jenkins has spent more than 50 years working with children and teachers, helping educators incorporate music, diverse cultures, games, and movement into their early childhood programs.
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Creative Arts

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families music, art, and more.
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Message in a Backpack™ Make Animal Music

There are lots of ways to be playful and support your child’s learning. Here are some ideas for how to connect children’s love of animals to musical exploration.

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Authored by: H. Ellie Falter
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Mensaje en la mochila™: Los sonidos y la música de animales

Este mensaje es para recortarse, fotocopiarse y enviarse a casa con los niños como recurso para los padres. Está disponible también por Internet en NAEYC.org/tyc.

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Authored by: H. Ellie Falter
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Young Children
Vol. 72, No. 5
November 1, 2017

November 2017

Creativity Throughout the Day
YC November 2017 issue
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Blog
November 14, 2016

Sing With Me Baby!

Singing to a child is a great way to encourage musical development; but what are some additional ways to support very young children in this developmental milestone?

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Authored by: Amanda Holliday
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Raffi’s Got a Love Bug

Read our interview with Raffi on how children learn from music and the many ways he hopes children, teachers, and families connect with his new songs.
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Playing with Music at Home

Here are some tips on how your family can play with music and connect it to learning at home.
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Take Your Child to a Live Performance

Family friendly live performances are a wonderful introduction for your child into the world of performing arts. Here are some tips to help children prepare for visits to performance venues.
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Children hip hop dancing
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2016

Teaching and Learning With Hip-Hop Culture

To honor their interests, support their learning, and connect with their culture, a preschool teacher decided to incorporate aspects of hip-hop culture into the curriculum.

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Authored by: ​Anthony Broughton
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