Welcome to Musicologie Junior Online Week 5! Musicologie Junior is an online music exploration and music education class for infants, toddlers, young children up to age 5, and their adults. Each week we explore a melody, a rhythm and an instrument. We have a dance party, and we read a musical storybook.
Here’s how to participate: If this is your first time, start with Week 1. Otherwise, watch the Week 5 video above and then download the Musicologie Junior at home materials below to do the daily at home activities with your little one. An important note about kids younger than 18 months: Studies show that kids that age do not absorb much information from screens or videos. However, they DO absorb information when they watch you. So, it is very important that you are singing and dancing with them at home, and using the rhythm and melody cards. Your child IS learning every time they watch you, even if they can’t yet participate. Use the activities during the week to engage with your child, modeling and reinforcing the things you’re learning in the weekly video.
Week 5 Downloadable Materials
Downloadable materials include printable rhythm of the week and melody of the week cards, as well as a PDF version of the week 5 at home activities.
Week 5 At Home Activities
Do these daily activities with your child at home to help reinforce the concepts we introduced in the video, and to have fun exploring music together.
Day 1 – Rhythm of the Week
Age 0-1: Substitute words to the rhythm of the week, holding up the Rhythm cards for them to see and explore.
Age 1-4: Substitute words to the rhythm and ask your child to repeat after you (or try their own), holding up the Rhythm cards for them to see and explore.
Day 2 – Melody of the Week
Sing and sign the melody of the week with your child, holding up the Do and Mi cards for them to see and explore.
Day 3 – Listening
Go to our Listening Playlist. Listening: These pieces feature our instrument of the week– the flute!
“Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune” by Claude Debussy
“Locomotive Breath” by Jethro Tull
Day 4 – Exploration
Age 0-1: Buzz around like bumblebees to “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and performed by famous flautist, James Galway. Lift your little one up and down and all around to the frantic flying illustrated by the flute’s melody!
Age 1-4: Buzz around like bumblebees to “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and performed by famous flautist, James Galway. Encourage imaginative play in your little one: wing over to flowers high and low, collect pollen, and watch out for stings!
Day 5 – Exploration
Have a Wiggle Wiggle parade! Wiggle/march/stomp/twirl with your little one so they can feel the changes in words and in movement in conjunction with the song.
Day 6 – Dance Party!
Pull up our Dance Party Playlist and rock out together!
Songs for Melody of the Week: “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen, “Kiss” by Prince
Song for Rhythm of the Week: “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies