Music and Movement
Children love Music! At Beary Best Academy our Music and Movement Classes give children the opportunity to sing and play instruments, create and respond to familiar songs, and use their imagination to form their own sounds. Beary Best Academy is excited to provide the highly acclaimed MusiCanopy Curriculum. BBA is a licensed private school provider for this educational and fun curriculum. The children love to explore all kinds of sounds. In addition to playing a variety of musical instruments, the children will explore sounds using simple items such as pots & pans, wood blocks, plastic cups, etc. In the younger classes, the children will be learning a variety of simple songs such as “Eensy Weensy Spider”, “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”, and “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”. These songs encourage movement and the songs come to life for the children when they know the hand movements. As the children get older, the Music & Movement Curriculum will become more involved including music concepts such as fast and slow tempos, loud and soft dynamics, long and short sounds and same and different phrases. They will also learn to recognize a variety of musical instruments and the sounds they make. The Music & Movement Classes at Beary Best Academy will provide a fun, creative and developmentally appropriate music experience for your child.
Studies have shown that children who are actively involved in music:
- Do better in reading and math when they start school.
- Play better with others and have higher self-esteem.
- Are better able to focus and control their bodies.
Kids Health/D’Arcy Lyness, PhD February 2012