Preschool Songs and Music Activities

preschool songs

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord...Ephesians 5:19

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Preschool songs and music...Clapping, singing, laughing...in the van, at church, in the bath, around the house, school,in family devotions, spiritual songs, fun songs, made up songs...music is all around us and a vital part of our lives.

My preschool children love to sing. Have you ever seen a sad preschooler singing? Probably not. Children have a natural love for music. There is an innate, God given desire for a love a music.

That is why as parents we need to instil in our children the desire for good quality music...preschool songs!

Preschoolers Music Activities

  • Start out the morning singing after breakfast.

  • Use music during rest or nap time - A CD of calming soothing music, like some of the classical pieces or beautiful hymn arrangements are perfect to set the mood for a restful nap.

  • Teaching the alphabet and counting with preschool fun songs.

  • Sing while working -make that a special time together.

  • Sing and play games in the car on short or long trips.

  • End the day singing as a family in family devotions - a time when my husband reads and teaches the Bible to us.

  • Take your child to concerts that would be enjoyable to a preschooler

  • Practice musical patterns — clap or stomp short rhythm patterns. Have your child repeat the pattern. Gradually make the rhythms more complicated.
    1. Tap out rhythms.

    2. Ta - quarter note. Ta-a - half note, Ta-a-a-a, whole note. ti-ti, 8th note,Tir-e-tir-e-16th note

    3. Now combine the rhythms to make a song. Mary had a little lamb...Ta, Ta, Ta, Ta, Ta,Ta,Ta-a,Ta,Ta,Ta-a,Ta,TaTa-a,Ta, Ta, Ta, Ta, Ta,Ta,Ta-a,Ta,Ta,Ta,Ta,Ta-a-a.

  • Make your own musical instruments.

    1. Cymbals: out of old tin foil pans. Attach a string for a handle.
    2. Drums: from coffee cans
    3. Shakers: Put stones or beads in a container with a lid.
    4. Bang on a pot lid with a spoon,
    5. Pluck rubber bands around a shoe box
    6. Play a toy xylophone

Preschool Music and the Brain

preschool songs

I started my first son and daughter (now 13 and 14 years), listening to good music when they were babies.... When they turned 3 and 4, I enrolled them in a violin program at the church we attended. I have tried over the years to have each of my children learn some kind of instrument. I have a cello, three violins, and one piano player.

According Brainconnection:

The Suzuki Method, a method my children have been taught, is founded on the idea that all children have the ability to learn their own mother language.

If the same idea is applied to learning music, then a child could learn to play an instrument the same way he learned to talk...through listening and practising.

Children learn language by listening to hundreds of words a day...in the same way, listening to good music will enable the child to develop musical ability.

Scripture Memory With Music

A child can easily learn scripture by setting the words to familiar tunes or making up your own little preschool song tune.

Mary Had a Little Lamb"

  • Genesis 1:1

    In the beginning God created
    God created
    God created
    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

  • Ephesians 6:1

    Children obey your parents in the Lord,
    Your parents in the Lord,
    Your parents in the Lord,
    Children obey your parents in the Lord,

  • "Three Blind Mice"

    • Proverbs 3;5-6

      Trust in the Lord
      With all thine heart
      And lean not
      Unto thine own understanding.
      In all thy way acknowledge him
      In all thy ways acknowledge him
      And he shall direct thy paths
      And he shall direct thy paths.

  • "Twinkle Twinkle"

    • Psalm 100

      Make a joyful noise unto the Lord
      All ye lands all ye lands
      serve the Lord with gladness
      And come before his presence with singing!
      Make a joyful noise unto the Lord
      All ye lands ye lands.

  • "Gilligans Island"
  • John 3:16

    For God so loved the world that he
    Gave his only begotten son
    That whosoever believeth in Him
    Hath everlasting life
    Hath everlasting life

    Excellent Christian Preschool Songs

  • preschool songs"I Don't Have To Wait Until I'm Grown Up"!"Christ-centered children and preschool songs sung my Melody Joy (Gillmore) Roberts with Mark, Jr. and Jonathan and YOU!"

  • preschool songs"Thresholds for Threes" - "From Soundforth Songs and sounds for young children. Includes preschool songs for singing as well as familiar classics to teach rhythm and listening skills.Selections include ABC Song, All Things Were Made by God, Are You Sleeping? London Bridge, Winter from Handel's Largo, and The Elephant from Carnival of the Animals as well as outdoor sounds and sounds of animals. Ninety-nine tracks in all. Accompaniments may be played alone for singing."

  • preschool songs"Thy Faithfulness to All Generations" - From Jonathan and Melody Roberts

  • preschool songs"So Many Names" -"Using the background of a Sunday school class, this cassette teaches the many names of God. Your children will enjoy both the story and the songs, while learning more of the Savior" CD

    - "The Wise Man Built His House" -

    Great Classical Preschool Songs

  • preschool songs"Classics For Kids"

  • preschool songs"Tchaikovsky Discovers America" -

  • preschool songs"Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery"

  • Mozart's Magnificent Voyage"Mozart's Magnificent Voyage"

  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs"Beethoven Lives Upstairs"

  • Carnival of the Animals"Carnival of the Animals" with CD: Poems Inspired by Saint-Saëns' Music (Hardcover)~ Judith Chernaik (Editor), Satoshi Kitamura (Illustrator)

  • Peter & The Wolf"Peter & The Wolf" (The Original Golden Record),Sergei Prokofiev (Composer), Alec Wilder (Composer), Marshall Barer (Composer), Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (Conductor), State Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra), Frank Milano (Performer), Gilbert Mack (Performer), Anne Lloyd (Performer), The Sandpipers (Performer), Michael Stewart (Performer)

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