Music & Movement

Along with routine songs and chants that staff members engage the students with in everyday classroom experiences, the children also visit with our Music and Movement teacher once a week. During these weekly sessions, the children will participate in listening to music, singing, learning new coordinating movements, and learning to keep rhythm and dance to the beat.

Joyful learning through music and movement allows children to develop a sense of self-expression and build vital fine and gross motor skills.  Learning new songs increases memory and listening skills.

The children use various early childhood instruments such as rhythm sticks, percussion wood blocks, triangles, choral bells, tambourines, shakers, and dancing scarves.

During the course of the year, all of the St. Paul’s Preschool children hone their skills and love of singing to perform in our annual Christmas Concert.  This is often the first time many of the children will experience an audience to cheer them on!  Our Pre-K children further their performing skills while participating in our year-end Graduation ceremony.  They delight their families with song, dance, and instrumental numbers.