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Music Engagement & Programming

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A presentation given to DuPage Children's Museum to educate and empower their staff to present Music Time.

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Music Engagement & Programming

  1. 1. Music Programming & Engagement Katie Salo || Early Literacy Librarian
  2. 2. My Background • Violinist • Self-taught piano • Currently learning ukulele • Alto (Singer) • Librarian
  3. 3. Common Misconceptions • “I’m not musical” • “I don’t have a good voice” • “I’m quiet” • “I don’t have the education” • “I’ll never be on that singing show”
  4. 4. Shake, Shimmy, & Dance! • Began in 2014 • Drop-in program • No registration • Weekly on consistent day/time • Intergenerational program • Averages 60-120 people • Recorded music • One prop per class • Based on early literacy concepts
  5. 5. Video?
  6. 6. Get Comfortable • De-prioritize yourself • Give yourself permission to be not perfect • Set yourself up for success • Let the kids lead • What happens in music time…
  7. 7. Ways to Engage • Materials • Talking • Movement • Music itself
  8. 8. Materials • Books • Musical instruments • Fabric props • Our bodies • Common household items • Make-your-own
  9. 9. Talking • Compliments • Observations • Vocabulary building • Conversations • Open-ended questions
  10. 10. How to Move • Step • Slide • Clap • Tap • Snap • Bounce • Jump • Hop • Twirl • Shake • Wiggle • Walk • Run • Tip-toe • Skip • Wave • Boogie • Swim • Juggle • Drum • Put your hands up • Play air guitar However you’re comfortable!
  11. 11. Music • Singing sounds • Nursery Rhymes • Childhood songs • Making up songs • Other languages • Recorded music
  12. 12. Partnering with Caregivers • They like me, but they love you. • You (caregivers) are their first teacher. • We’re doing this together. • Get the children to help by calling out “Find a grown-up”!
  13. 13. Advising Caregivers • Demonstrate an activity. • Explain the why behind activities. • Teach caregivers the benefit of the program. • Help them get involved.
  14. 14. Questions?
  15. 15. Contact • Katie Salo, Early Literacy Librarian Indian Prairie Public Library • simplykatie@gmail.com • katies@ippl.info
  16. 16. Resources • CLEL (https://www.clel.org/early-literacy-reminders) • Earlier is Easier (https://www.earlieriseasier.org/) • Every Child Ready to Read (http://everychildreadytoread.org/) • Read-Aloud (https://twitter.com/ReadAloud_org) • Reading Rockets (http://www.readingrockets.org/article/making- music-literacy-tips-parents) • Vroom (https://app.vroom.org/try-vroom) • Zero to Three (https://www.zerotothree.org/)

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