This is designed with two, three and four year old children in mind. Of course there are a lot of different needs in those age groups, and so that is why there is a lot of flexibility built into it. There are some easier songs that will suit two year olds, even sitting on their parents laps. PLUS…. there are also more active songs that are more suited to four year olds. Basically this is designed so you could do a class with any of those ages and adapt it to the exact needs of each class by changing a few songs and activities.
There are 8-9 segments in each lesson, which include between 8-10 songs. Therefore, the sessions should last at least half an hour, and could even go for 45 minutes if needed. Most people find that a preschool class will be somewhere between 20 minutes and 45 minutes. With 60 songs there will always be plenty of options to fill up a class with this program.
No! We’ve tried to make this as easy to understand as we can. Preschool children don’t talk about music terminology like quarter notes and treble clefs…. and neither do we in this program!
Preschool children talk about ducks, cars and the big truck they saw on the way to music class! So that’s why we keep our program structured around every day things, and children sing, dance and have fun… all while they are learning!
You just need something to play the music with. That’s it!
You can use a traditional CD player, with the four CDs we will send you if you choose the CD version, or an mp3 player to play the downloaded files if you choose the downloaded version. We’ve created the track listings very carefully and repeated tracks on the different CDs, in order to avoid too many CD changes in lessons. We also supply itunes Playlists for every lesson – so you just have to import the playlist into iTunes, and then copy to your device.
Yes, you will need some form of simple percussion instruments for these classes. The program is not too prescriptive, so it doesn’t really matter exactly what you have…. but you would be best to start with a few tambourines and shakers.
Yes! We have especially licensed recordings, which are able to be used in your classes for teaching and public performance with no further royalties payable. All the music is either public domain, or used under special arrangement with the composers.