RATIONALE FOR INTEGRATING THESE TRADITIONAL ACTIVITIES
M & M = Learning
Music and Movement = Making it Meaningful for Children!
TPR – Total Physical Response
The more senses you activate and the more you engage children physically and mentally, the more likely the message will get to the brain and stay in the brain.
Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing, Baby!
It’s got to be real! It’s got to be concrete! It’s got to be hands-on!
If You Want to Catch a Rabbit, You Have to Have a Rabbit Trap!
You’ve got to spark children’s attention and interest before you can teach them anything. If they are motivated, curious, and challenged, then they will learn.
You have to hook new learning to something that is already in the brain in order to make those connections.
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat
Repetition (with feedback) is a key to making those pathways firm in the brain. Children must do things over and over and over again.
Nothing Succeeds Like Success
Start simple and move to increasingly complex tasks.
The Best Things in Life Are Free!
Talk to them! Read to them! Sing to them! Play with them!