How it Works: Preschool Class Structure
How It Works, Class Structure
Time to learn how to offer your own preschool music classes. Remember, this is basically a structured series of songs with activities that have educational benefits.
Preschool music classes generally last 20-25 minutes, depending on the school. And you will have about 6 to 8 songs in that time frame.
It is best to follow a similar overall structure each week. Children love repetition, and a familiar framework and flow will help them feel safer to participate and more likely to behave. And this structure will have a tried and true “flow”.
You can plug in the songs based on the structure and everything will work. You can make adaptations by adding, removing, or swapping out songs.
Adapt Within the Structure:
We will go over adaptation in more depth soon. But at the moment it is important to know that the middle songs are the most flexible. Remember it is important to keep a good flow. And, it is important to repeat songs and activities from the previous week. Children love consistency.
You can play with the overall structure to have it fit your teaching situation and style, but again remember the importance of consistent structure and flow.