First trimester Kindergarten music will focus heavily on keeping a steady beat, classroom expectations and procedures, as well as having a lot of fun. We will use the theme of "Goin' to the Farm" to learn how to name and play rhythm instruments.
Questions to ask your child: What instrument did you play today? Can you tell me again using your whisper voice? Singing voice?
Activity to encourage steady beat keeping: using music with a strong beat, Cumberland Square, join them in patting their lap, bilaterally, with the beat of the music. Then take turns leading the beat in different ways and parts of the body, (jump to the beat, bend knees, nod head, flap arms, etc...)