Teaching Rhythm and Dance in Preschool
In this case, it might be the children teaching the grown-ups! When you put on music with a strong beat, many children will automatically start moving rhythmically - it might be a slight sway, bounce, or head nodding. Your job is to encourage this response. Support their natural instincts to respond to music with movement props such as scarves, ribbon wands, and different textured fabrics. Rhythm sticks are a great way to tap out a beat. Start with one stick and tap it on the rug with a very simple beat pattern. Soon enough your protégés will be marching down the parade route without skipping a beat!