Steady beat isn’t just for music classes. Children move to the beat with their bodies instinctively, but learning to control those movements, and to follow—or create—a steady beat with instruments or body movements such as walking, clapping, patting, tapping, or stomping, is an essential component of a child’s early development.
Idea: There are a many ways to emphasize steady beat… and have tons of fun too! Turn on the iPOD and tap a beat on the floor, bounce a favorite stuffed animal, play homemade instruments, or put the beat into your whole body and dance all over the room.
– Compiled by Theresa Case, M.Ed. Theresa’s Kindermusik program at Piano Central Studios in Greenville, South Carolina, is proudly among the top 1% of Kindermusik programs worldwide.