Thursday, January 14, 2016

Patterns, Patterns!

Teacher Albania is working with Nursery A and patterns. Patterns can be found everywhere in our world including music, math, and even art!  There are so many fun ways to share patterns with kids. Understanding patterns aid in developing mental skills. In order to recognize patterns one need to have an understanding of critical thinking and logic and these are clearly important skills to develop. Patterns can provide a clear understanding of mathematical relationships. Understanding patterns provide a clear basis for problem solving skills. Patterns essentially provide a means of recognizing the broader aspects that can be shored down in order to arrive at the specific answer to a particular problem.

"Music brings people together. Through music, children take an inner experience and move it into a shared creative experience. Group music-making releases energy which can be channeled in creative, productive directions. Children learn about themselves and others by playing music together and by listening to each other — tapping into hidden courage that can be played out by singing together or discovering the inner resources to listen quietly to another child's playing."-Judi Bosco Board Certified Music Therapist

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