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Movement and music are two essential elements of early childhood education. These activities in all kindergarten programs have important roles in the development of the child. Because these activities provide very important opportunities for children in this age group to know both themselves and me. As the researches on the subject showed us, activities with movement and music cause both parts of our brain to work and develop. As a result, the brain, which develops very rapidly in early childhood, supports itself with such activities and develops itself and increases its capacity.
What you can do ?:
• Teach your child new words. You can improve your vocabulary by teaching your child the words in the song in an activity that you will do with music. However, the song you choose is very important when implementing this activity. Choose songs that are preferably in the child's song category that contain words that your child will understand. You can also increase your child's comprehension capacity by teaching your child the words used in the song, making the words he doesn't understand abstract with your movements.
• Make sure that your child selects songs that often include repetitions and rhymes. As you listen to these rhymes and repetitions, your child will begin to understand the sounds better and increase phonological awareness, which will help your child make those sounds easier.
• Try to dramatize your child after reading a book. Take the roles of the characters in the book with your child and turn the story into a play. This will increase your child's understanding of the story.
• Teach your child to count numbers using different music and movement activities.
• You can teach your child some rhythmic things by clapping and repeating the same movement.
• You can make different movements with your child by providing a free environment in which to move. Activities such as sitting on the floor, lying down and jumping can help your child develop awareness of spatial characteristics, so that your child has more knowledge about geometry concepts.
• You can give your child information about time and measurements by having different movements at different music levels. For example, move fast by playing fast music, or make slow movements by playing slow music. As a result, we moved slowly when your child was playing slow music, so we were able to go to our destination in a longer time, but we moved fast with the music and went to our destination in a much shorter time, helping your child understand the concept of time.
• You can contribute to your child's creativity and learning by developing different musical instruments with your child. For example, make drums from pots, maracas from a plastic container with rice or lentil grains, and allow your child to use these musical instruments at home.
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