Music time routine for toddlers: Encouraging creativity and expression
Creating a music time routine for toddlers is a great way to encourage creativity and expression. Start by setting up a designated music area with a variety of instruments and props such as scarves, shakers, and ribbons. Choose age-appropriate songs and create a playlist that includes a mix of familiar and new songs. Encourage the toddlers to move and dance freely, and introduce new songs to encourage singing and participation in actions. Use props and instruments to enhance the music experience and encourage creativity. Take turns leading the music time and allow the toddlers to choose songs or instruments. End the session with a calming song or activity such as a lullaby or quiet story time. Clean up the music area and reflect on the session to improve or change for the next day.