Deeper - Music and Vocabulary
By Kitty Skeen - Mini Maestros Bendigo.
The words in our vocabulary are the building blocks for understanding
and expressing ideas. Children’s vocabulary and concept development
is dependent on consistent, nurturing and interactive learning
experiences with adults and other children.
‘Presto’, ‘Lento’, ‘Forte’, ‘Piano’, ‘Beat’, ‘Rhythm’,
‘Saa’ - The older aged classes of the Mini Maestros program
explicitly teach some of the most important musical vocabulary your
little person will need to start and continue a journey into music.
But, the Mini Maestros program doesn’t just stop at musical
vocabulary; every age group explores non-musical language
acquisition, from babies up. Think about the activities in class that
your little one loves, they’re constantly exposed to new words and
encouraged to use them. The first that springs to mind are our
ever-popular peekaboos, however the Mini Maestros program has been
written to include exposure to all of the following ideas, words and
names; jungle animals, zoo animals, farm animals, birds, nature,
people, autumn, winter, instruments, stop and start, transport, body
parts, actions, toys, colours, numbers and nonsense. Phew, what a