A Music Together® specialist teaches a weekly movement and music class along with the classroom teachers. The teachers follow through on the weekly session by adapting the music to their needs and curriculum. There are recordings, songbooks and teaching materials for use in the classroom.
Children bring the music homefor parent/child musical play and share the songs and activities done in class. Parents receive CDs and songbooks and can initiate musical play with their children at home.
Children, parents and staff come together to make music at potlucks, breakfasts or other school events. The joy of the extended family creates a natural circle of learning that builds parent/child, parent/teacher and parent/school relationships. Children learn to freely participate in music making activities with both parents and teachers.
Music Together collections are well suited for toddlers who are still mostly non-verbal. Inspiring both the parents and caregivers to sing and move musically fosters a rich, musically stimulating environment for toddlers. A Music Together specialist follows the same program requirements for preschool such as weekly classes and parent participation events, but can adapt the material to the younger, less verbal children. The Music Together specialist can point out and help the caregivers/parents to understand the musical development in these children.
For more information on the Music Together licensed preschool program, contact (800) 728-2692 x399 or Irene Saxe of Harmony Makers at firstname.lastname@example.org.