Music and movement activities can teach children many different kinds of skills. They can learn about patterns by hitting the drum or shaking an egg shaker to a certain beat, which also includes practicing coordination for big and small movements. Music and movement can also teach strategies for handling their emotions and solving problems. Teachers often incorporate taking deep breaths and short rhymes that explain what to do when they feel mad or sad.
Finally, this center also helps develop social skills, like turn-taking, following directions, and self-expression.
UPDATE: The Durham PreK Governance Committee voted on August 19, 2021 to waive parent fees for the 2021-2022 school year. The Durham PreK Application is still open! Click here to access the application information and materials.