Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Choosy Has It All – A Message from a Preschool Teacher

By: Molly Luke, of www.cciu.org/mollyluke

Salutations Choosy friends and family!
My name is Molly Luke. I am a preschool online teacher, as well as a regular education teacher in an inclusion preschool setting for children of ages 3-5 years old.  Every year, I am ALWAYS looking for new music and movement activities to keep the little ones moving and grooving! Choosy Kids provides a wide variety of themes, and I am mostly impressed with the “honest” vocabulary language within the lyrics.

Do Choosy Kids songs get stuck in your head just like me? They are addicting! Music is a natural mnemonic device for the brain…for television commercials, pop 100 songs, acronyms for an exam, etc. I always start off my year with the token “I’m Moving, I’m Learning” Choosy song. It’s a great way to get the jiggles out before settling students for a circle time activity, AND… of course to incorporate new vocabulary.  Spatial reasoning concepts for preschool age children are tough enough since they are learning body awareness, but Choosy makes learning free and easy. After dancing and singing using the vocabulary action and spatial words (fast-slow, high-low, forward-backward, twist-turn), I then continue the skill in action activities to place objects as well as give directions during our handwriting curriculum. These are every day terms and independent skills that students need to succeed and apply to situations outside the classroom.

Choosy provides a song for almost every theme or special event covered in our classroom. Click and hear what we listen to when we are cooking and trying foods or covering Community Helpers and visiting the dentist. Choosy has it all!
THANK YOU for making our heart say “thanks” each and every day!



About the Author: Hello! I have been teaching for about 10 years now, ages preK through 8th grade…needless to say, I am a life-long learner and always looking for new thing to challenge my body and brain to do in a classroom! Outside of the classroom, family comes first! My husband Dan, baby Marshall and basset hound Penelope enjoy my naturally caffeinated personality on a regular basis. The whole family enjoys traveling, and I personally have a goal of visiting all 7 continents! 2 more to go! Wishing everyone out there in cyber land a safe and merry holiday season!

14 comments :

  1. This looks so fun! Perfect for my little three year old :-)

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    1. It most certainly is perfect for a three year old!!! Shows how him/her some videos on our YouTube! Www.youtube.com/choosykids

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  2. I had a choosy kids cd when I taught Kindergarten! The students loved the songs.

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    1. It's so nice to hear from teachers that use our products! I am glad the kids loved Choosy!

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  3. My son learned a lot through musical vocab and math problems. Sounds like a great program.

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    1. Choosy teaches about nutrition, dental hygiene and staying active :) maybe he'd be interested in those things too!

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  4. This sounds like a wonderful music program. I love the first photo with you jumping while holding the children's hands. Too cute!

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    1. Hehe! That's Molly with her pre-schoolers :) she's so fun!

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  5. I didn't know there were choosy kids songs. Thanks for that! And what a great goal to visit all the continents. Good luck for the final two.

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    1. Oh yes! Lots of Choosy music!! Check out www.choosykids.com under the store for samples of our music.

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  6. I absolutely LOVE everything about this post and teacher! I used to teach music and movement to kids! And I just enrolled my almost 10 month old into her first music & movement class! I love seeing what other teachers come up with, but one of my favorite activities was parachute time and taking a basic nursery rhyme and changing the lyrics. With the older kids, I had them help me change the lyrics and together we'd rewrite the song. So fun! :)

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    1. Isn't she awesome! She's exactly the type of person you want your kids to learn from! And your class sounds fun. I personally always loved the parachute as a kid!!

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  7. I love to incorporate music and movement into our day. It gets the brain thinking and a chance to get the "wiggles" out before we sit down. I like to use them for brain breaks as well. My daughter isn't a preschooler though. Loved this post!

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    1. I'm not a pre-schooler either and I still get the wiggles!! :) maybe we should play some Choosy songs during corporate meeting!

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