Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Music and Movement
Keep children engaged when you have to wait
- Move to the beat
Tap, clap, shimmy, or sway in time to music in the car or while waiting in line. Pretend to play band instruments, such as an “air guitar.”
- Sing along
Take turns choosing songs to sing together or make up songs about what you are doing.
Investigate sounds together! Talk about musical concepts such as loud or soft and high or low pitches.
- Create sounds
Make sound effects with voices, fingers, and objects. Imitate animal noises or machinery sounds.
Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
- Child Care Center
- Family Child Care
- Preschool Program
- Faculty / Trainer
- Parents / Family
- Teachers / Service providers
Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
- Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
- Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)