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What will your child do next?

September 24, 2009

Have you noticed your child being much more creative, since he or she is participating in Kindermusik? We work on creativity in a variety of ways. One way is scaffolding. If you’ve heard me say this word in class, then I’ve been trying to help you the parent, extend your child’s learning. For example, if your child is shaking the eggs, can you show them how to shake high or low. Then, show them a new action like tapping them or rolling them, and extend that action to rolling them fast and slow. These are simple actions that we as adults may think are silly, but they help your child understand all of the options he or she has to playing an instrument. Scaffolding can also be done with movement. Try running slowly! Try tip-toeing fast! Any way you can take your child’s actions to the next learning step is the way to scaffold!

Creativity also happens when we explore movements, explore instruments, and explore new ways to participate. Remember there is no right or wrong way to participate in Kindermusik. You and your child can find the best way for you. If your child wants to move, then let them move. Try the sitting activity as movement. You will not disturb others, just do your best and give others ideas of how to participate as well. Kindermusik is about “following the child”. Your child will show you how he or she wants to participate. Go with it and see how creative you both can be!!!

Look at pictures from this week’s classes and see if you notice your child being creative!!

DAD, MOM, and Parker are finding new ways to play egg shakers

DAD, MOM, and Parker are finding new ways to play egg shakers

 

Mom signs VEGETABLE on Alex's cheek so he can feel the sign and connect its meaning to the pretend pepper he is EATing.

Mom signs VEGETABLE on Alex's cheek so he can feel the sign and connect its meaning to the pretend pepper he is EATing.

 

Mom and Tyee made a very colorful bird costume. Creativity continues at home, especially in Imagine That.

Mom and Tyee made a very colorful bird costume. Creativity continues at home, especially in Imagine That.

Mom and Landon loved exploring hoops in class. What creative ideas we had, up, down, jumping in and out, and crawling through!

Mom and Landon loved exploring hoops in class. What creative ideas we had, up, down, jumping in and out, and crawling through!

Ian can walk with mom and make music with his egg shaker at the same time!

Ian can walk with mom and make music with his egg shaker at the same time!

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  1. October 17, 2009 1:19 pm

    Awesome blog!

    I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess Ill just have to keep checking yours out.
    LOL,

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