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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Out and About with Preschoolers: Make Some Music
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Al aire libre con niños preescolares. ¡Hagamos música!
Polish Version: Aktywne spędzanie czasu z przedszkolakami: Zabawianie się tworzeniem muzyki
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Creativity
Family Activities
Outdoor Activities
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
8. Identify and describe common attributes, patterns, and relationships in objects.
25. Gain exposure to and explore the arts.
26. Understand that the arts can be used to communicate ideas and emotions.
Learning Standards: 1.A. Demonstrate understanding through age-appropriate responses.
8.A. Explore objects and patterns.
8.B. Describe and document patterns using symbols.
25.A. Investigate, begin to appreciate, and participate in the arts.
26.B. Understand ways to express meaning through the arts.
Benchmarks: 1.A.ECa. Follow simple one-, two- and three-step directions.
8.A.ECb. Recognize, duplicate, extend, and create simple patterns in various formats.
8.B.ECa. With adult assistance, represent a simple repeating pattern by verbally describing it or by modeling it with objects or actions.
25.A.ECa. Movement and Dance: Build awareness of, explore, and participate in dance and creative movement activities.
25.A.ECc. Music: Begin to appreciate and participate in music activities.
26.B.ECa. Use creative arts as an avenue for self-expression.