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15 Preschool Counting Songs, Fingerplays & Rhymes

15 Counting Songs and Fingerplays for Preschool and Kindergarten. Includes printable song poster.

Fingerplays and nursery rhymes are a staple of the preschool and kindergarten classroom, and have been for generations. This list of counting themed counting rhymes and songs includes many of my personal favourites from my days teaching and being a mum. I have included a printable song list too that … [Read more...]

12 Christmas Action Songs & Finger Plays for Preschool & Kindergarten

12 Christmas Songs and Finger Plays. Perfect for preschool, kindergarten and lower primary/elementary grades.

One of the best things about Christmas has to be the music, right? We had such a lovely time listening to Immy sing with the choir at her school carol service last week, there may have even been the odd tear as I watched my big girl get carried away, singing with great gusto and pure joy. While many … [Read more...]

Enjoy Musical Playtime with Your Baby

AJ and I enjoy musical play time together most days and I thought I would show you a little of what our music time together looks like with a short video. As i mentioned in the clip, these are my tips for enjoying a music time with your baby; ~ Make sure your baby is fed, has a clean nappy, … [Read more...]

Using Props to Sing with Children

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This post is by regular contributor Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. I am not the world’s best singer and that’s okay. It doesn’t stop me from singing to my kids. Singing to and with young children is important. It assists language acquisition, can soothe a troubled moment, capture their … [Read more...]

Giving Musical Eggs Instead of Chocolate This Easter!

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Given that Easter is just around the corner I thought it was timely to re-share this post by Christine Gora of Kids Music Toys offering a great suggestion for an alternative to chocolate eggs this year! Even if you are yourself a chocoholic most parents realise that too much chocolate for … [Read more...]

Having a Ball With Musical Ball Play

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This post is by regular contributor Christine Gora of Kids Music Toys. Babies need some time on their tummies to aid their physical development. New mums are informed from many sources about the importance of this for their babies during their waking hours.  Tummy time increases muscle strength … [Read more...]

Dance & Creative Movement for Preschoolers

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This post is by Christine Gora of Kids Music Toys. Children love to move and dance and preschoolers are mostly always active.  A great way to direct this movement energy into something rhythmic and musical is with some simple props and a little creativity. So how do you get your little movers and … [Read more...]

Kids Music 101: Xylophones and Glockenspiels

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This post is by regular contributor Christine Gora of Kids Music Toys. Everyone knows that a xylophone is a classic child’s toy loved the world over.  But did you know that most of the toys that are called xylophones are in fact glockenspiels? A true xylophone has wooden bars. The name comes from … [Read more...]