Children of all ages love to explore, but how do we capture that curiosity? With very young children the challenge is to get them to focus on what's safe and appropriate. In our music classes curiosity could easily turn to chaos, so what tricks do we employ to keep everyone focused?
tip for teachers: Use repetition.
Funnily enough, repetition can make children even more curious! In every Musical Steps class we use various boxes, bags and other hiding places which the children become familiar with and love to explore. We use our 'Sound Sack' (a big bag) weekly, and it always contains a simple prop or visual aid to capture the children's imagination. Even though the children see the 'Sound Sack' every single week, they can't wait to find out what's inside.
tip for parents: Let your child take the lead.
"Fabulous - love it!"
Lynsey Ferguson, St Andrews
"I love being a Musical Steps teacher - wish I'd done it years ago."
Liz Browne, Musical Steps Teacher, Wolverhampton
"We really look forward to all your classes. They're brilliant."
Moira Shearer, Bo'ness