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Notes: Thursday, January 25, 2007 After spending an hour working with a group of about 12 3-4 year old children I learned a lot about teaching to these types of children. My group and I used the following activities: The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Story - We took the song the Itsy-Bitsy Spider and we sang that with the children. Afterwards, each person in the group took a turn singing a different verse of the song. Each member had also drawn up a poster to go along with their part of the song. This went very well and we seemed to have the attention of the children throughout most of it. The only problem with this activity was that our group went through it extremely quickly and it only took about 5 minutes at the very most. We could have slowed down and probably done another 10 minutes with this activity. Playing Instruments – I think this was the part the children enjoyed the most. Marquis and I took turns playing our instruments for the children. We would play various children’s songs (Row Row Row Your Boat, London Bridges, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, etc.) and let them guess what song we played. They did very well and recognized all but one song. After they knew the song we would play it
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUSC 173 taught by Professor Fairfield during the Spring '08 term at Northern Illinois University.

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