Exploring the Science of Sounds with Young Children
Monday, November 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Abigail Flesch Connors, Early Childhood Music Educator
Sponsored by Gryphon House
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Introduce science concepts and science processes to young children in a natural, playful way with music and sound activities! In this edWebinar, Early Childhood Music Educator Abigail Flesch Connors will share:
- Why science experiences are critical to young children’s learning
- Why music is a strong and meaningful foundation of previous knowledge for children to build on
- The nuts and bolts of how to help children observe, make predictions, compare and measure, analyze results, and make conclusions based on evidence, all in the context of fun, child-centered play and exploration
Abby will present a variety of musical activities, games and experiments to explore the science behind the sounds of our bodies; the sound quality (timbre) of wood, strings, and metal; loudness; pitch (high and low sounds) and more. There will be time to ask her your questions after her presentation.
All of the activities in this session are aligned with concepts in the National Science Teachers Association Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Early childhood professionals working in Pre-K through second grade classrooms, family daycare teachers, children’s librarians, and science educators working with children and families in children’s museums will all benefit from attending this event. Join us to learn easy, no- or low-cost activities to bring science learning to your early learning classroom with musical activities that stimulate inquiry, critical thinking, and fun!
About the Presenter
Abigail Flesch Connors, Early Childhood Music Educator, has had a fabulous time teaching music enrichment classes for over twenty-five years, to children from three weeks to six years old. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Manhattanville College and an M.A. in education from the University of Connecticut. Abby is also an award-winning writer. Her books include 101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children; Teaching Creativity; The Musical Toddler; and Shake, Rattle and Roll: Rhythm Instruments and More for Active Learning. She’s led numerous workshops for NAEYC (The National Association for the Education of Young Children), NJMEA (The NJ Music Educators Association), NJAEYC (The NJ Association for the Education of Young Children) and many other groups. Abby’s presented on topics such as rhythm instruments, music and movement, sound exploration, nurturing early childhood creativity, music activities for toddlers, and multicultural music. You can find a wealth of early childhood music activities on her website and by following her on Twitter @AbigailConnors.
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