Music in the Nursery
Make a Music Apron with Bright Colors with Big Pockets.....
If the children are not use to a music person and don't know you be prepared
to act a fool
This is so that you can have your hands free
Any paper props put contact paper or use strong heavy paper so
that the children can handle things and help.
Children react to things that you use over and over again-so fix them so
that you can.
Use bright colors- but if you use markers remember some markers are washable
and any little wet hands that handle the color items will get color on
I made sock puppets out of velet, permanent markers,wiggly eyes, and every
color of the rainbow in socks...(just remember any eyes if it be wiggly
or buttons need to be check often to make sure they are on there good.)
Tell the teachers that they need to sing with you.
Alot of children will be watching the teacher to see if they are suppose
to like you
If the teacher is not watching and singing they will do what the teacher
When I couldn't get the children to help at first I got the teachers
to help....just remember have to leave aleast one for crowd control.
When I was a Nursery leader that is how I would solve alot of my problems
as attention getters, crying, and anger: I would sing. Heavenly Father
has not bless me with a good voice just a clear voice and I use it so if
you are a Nursery Leader get some tapes and learn some songs. A song out
of no where will draw a childs attention. This save me a number of times.