Adding music to your school day is so powerful. It has the ability to calm an anxious child, grab the attention of a lively group, and bring joy to a child’s day. Music is also a great way to encourage movement. Did you know that children should have some sort of brain break every 25-30 minutes? Incorporating brain breaks (like songs with actions or finger plays) helps improve a child’s ability to concentrate when going back to classroom work.
There are ten songs for each season: fall, winter, spring, and summer. These are chants, rhymes, or songs sung to familiar tunes.
Children love music, so why not incorporate a few songs into your day? I promise you don’t have to be a trained singer to add music to your classroom.
These songs are great for adding a little bit of music into your day.
You can print the songs, place them in page protectors, and store them in a 3-ring binder.
To download the songs click here –> 40 Seasonal Songs for Children
If you liked these songs, make sure to check out Songs and Rhymes for Transition Times. This book has 150 transitions for every part of the preschool day: beginning of the day, circle time, attention-getters, handwashing, lining up, cleaning up, outside time, brain breaks, finger plays, building character, and ending the day. This is what you need to help calm the chaos during transition times.