Reply To: Strategies for a Kindergarten Holiday Program
Val has given you some wonderful suggestions! Thanks, Val!!
I will just chime in with this: my most successful “programs” with very young children were not programs at all but rather informational sessions where I presented what we do in music class along with explanations as to why the activities are important for musical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. These “informances” we well received by parents and resulted in an increase in support from parents, teachers, and administrators as they realized that we do so much more than singing songs and playing games in music class and that we are professional educators who give thought and consideration to student needs as we plan lessons.
Good luck with your holiday activities!!!
Dr. Amy K. Anderson
SW Representative, NAfME Council for General Music Education