Circle Time Activities

How to know what’s ok to share in your online circle times

March 29, 2020
child with parent on computer

Over these last few weeks, many of us have gone from classroom teachers to online educators and are faced with questions we need answers to now! One of which is what are the rules around sharing music via Skype/Zoom/YouTube etc? That’s just the question I received this week from a teacher……. Question: My preschool team has…

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Sing-Along Songs All About Space

March 25, 2020

Looking up at the night sky, it’s hard not to miss the moon and the stars. And what about all those planets? If you and your little ones are ready to blast off, then join me in the space-themed sing-along.

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Dinosaur Sing-along Songs

March 18, 2020

Dinosaurs are ALWAYS a hit in our music classes. Check out my Facebook LIVE where I share lots of songs perfect for a dinosaur circle time. Then grab your copy of the songs below! Posted by Musically Minded on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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3 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Play the Ukulele

March 5, 2020

If you’ve ever listened to Izzy’s version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World,” then you’ve heard the beautiful sound of the ukulele. The sound takes me right back to the islands as Hawaii was the first place I ever played this sweet sounding instrument. Twenty years ago my husband, Eric, and I took…

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Mable, Mable, Set the Table

November 5, 2019

When I first started teaching, I had very few activities that worked well with kids. That is until I discovered Orff Schulwerk. Talk about a lifesaver! I went to all the workshops I could and slowly my repertoire of activities that actually worked with kids grew. One summer I traveled to Las Vegas because summer…

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I Got a Letter This Morning!

December 6, 2017

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10 Songs Every Preschool Teacher Should Know

November 13, 2017

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_line_height_last_edited=”on|desktop” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” text_line_height=”1.4em”] [ctt template=”5″ link=”p5n7R” via=”yes” ]No matter if you’ve taught preschool for two weeks or twenty years, having a repertoire of classic children’s songs you can pull from at a moment’s is a must![/ctt] Problem is, we get stuck in ruts singing songs…

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