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Music and Language Learning: Songs and Chants to Support Children’s Developing Language and Literacy Skills

Thursday November 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Music and Language Learning

Presented by Sarah Orfe, Director of the Music Together Princeton Lab School
Sponsored by Music Together

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In this edWebinar, Sarah Orfe explores how and why the content and process of developmentally appropriate music activities can support young children’s language and literacy skill development. Viewers will be introduced to the connections between language learning and music making through analyzing aspects of language learning inherent in music activity, and will come away with a deeper understanding of how they can easily use music to naturally support important areas of language learning, including: phonological awareness, vocabulary development, print awareness, active listening skills, and creative storytelling – all while having fun with music! This recorded edWebinar will benefit educators working with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners.

Sarah OrfeAbout the Presenter

Sarah Orfe, Director of the Music Together Princeton Lab School, has many years of experience in the world of early childhood music both as a teacher in the classroom and as a director of a successful business. Before becoming the Director of the Music Together Princeton Lab School, she was the founder and lead teacher for Sunshine Music Studios in Los Angeles, where her program was named “Best of” by LA Parent magazine for three years in a row. She spent three years teaching with the Summer Institute for the Gifted and is a recovering actress. Her musical training includes over 10 years of flute and piano study. Sarah has a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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Music Together At Music Together, we understand the importance of music in early childhood—from birth, in fact. Because the truth is, most people are born with enough music aptitude to play in a symphony orchestra when they are adults, if they choose. But first we must learn how to “speak music”—to take the musical instrument we all have, ourselves, developing that musical capacity from a very young age. The sounds we make, our movements, our rhythms—these are the building blocks of music and of early childhood learning. And that’s what Music Together is all about.

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