The Arts for Young Children
Learn to help young children express themselves while having fun with music and art projects. Work with the basic materials of paint, crayons, chalk, and collage to develop projects that are sequential and adaptable to a range of ages. Experiment with printing and puppet- and bookmaking, as you discover how simple projects can grow into elaborate ones. Art projects using found objects and materials also are covered. Gain an introduction to the methods and materials used to teach music to young children, ages six months to five years, in preschool or day care environments. Genres of music covered include classical and folk, traditional children’s songs, and multicultural music. Develop a thematic curriculum to connect music to weekly themes in the classroom. Instruments and movement activities are incorporated into the class. Handouts include songs and articles about children’s early musical experiences.
You'll Walk Away with
- Skills to help young children express themselves through art projects
- The ability to develop projects that are sequential and adaptable to a range of ages
- Knowledge of the methods and materials used to teach children ages six months to five years
- Experience developing a curriculum to connect music to weekly classroom themes