Our Music and Movement
Our teachers work with small groups of children in classrooms and outdoors. The music experiences are created in collaboration with the children and with the classroom teachers to create an emergent, negotiated, and responsive curriculum that engages the hundred languages of children.
Exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children in the areas responsible for language development, sound, reading skills and speech perception.
At Hopwood Child Care, we believe that the experience of listening is also developed through music. This type of meaningful language is used with daily exercise, expressive dances, natural materials for instruments and song games with the purpose of nurturing children's physical development.
Carefully selected materials and activities are chosen for each developmental stage. Infants, for example, use drums to express beats as an understanding of themselves and the world around them. Listening, singing, and moving to music are critical in the early years.
As children reach higher developmental levels new instruments, sensory manipulative materials, and movements are introduced at our center.
Check out our Music Together program offered for families.
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