Introduction of Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education

08 March 2023

Children adore participating in early childhood education through music and movement. It enables kids to communicate their thoughts and feelings, learn how to collaborate with others, and grow in self-assurance and creativity. Early childhood education activities that involve music and movement are commonplace for kids in Australia. They provide a child’s daily experiences and the early childhood curriculum with more colour and depth.

At Gower Street Kindergarten, we believe music and movement can benefit kids in many ways. A child’s learning is incomplete in early childhood education without music and movement. Here are some additional ways it can promote your child’s development:

Benefits of Music and Movement for Children

Over the past ten years, studies on music and movement for children have found benefits for a child’s development. Young minds are stimulated by beat, rhythm, and pace, which supports pattern identification and auditory discrimination. Children under the age of five benefit from music and movement by developing their cognitive skills and problem-solving abilities, such as logic, reasoning, and sequencing. It also encourages social and self-expression as well as the growth of physical prowess and even emotional control.

Effects of Movement and Music Activities for Pre-schoolers

Pre-schoolers get more pleasure from music and movement activities as they get older. Educators can incorporate more musical elements and complex dance techniques into the learning activities. Pre-schoolers can create music with musical toys or construct their own using various natural materials and individual components. With the help of musical toys made to teach kids about music, pre-schoolers enjoy creating music. Teaching simple dancing moves to pre-schoolers can also help them develop their coordination, balance, and rhythm, among other skills.

You may assist a child in learning about music, rhythm, and movement by encouraging them to kick a ball in time with music or clap their hands while they jump up and down. Early exposure to music can provide the groundwork for a later-in-life appreciation of music. Pre-schoolers will acquire crucial abilities for starting school by engaging in music and movement activities with their peers.

The Importance of Movement and Music in Early Childhood Development

Early childhood development through music and movement supports physical literacy, social skills, and language development. It is enjoyable for your child to engage in during their preschool years because it is an activity that many individuals of all ages enjoy. Music or movement can be included in daily activities and maintained as a special learning experience for a designated time each day. Extracurricular music and dance programmes can be very beneficial to the learning of young children who appreciate music and movement in early childhood education.

At Gower Street Kindergarten, we take great pleasure in introducing fresh experiences each day to help kids explore and appreciate music and movement. We employ music and movement to seamlessly transition between environments and different parts of our learning programme. Call us at 03 9478 5374 to discover more about our learning programme and our holistic approach to music and movement in early childhood education.