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Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike: "The Sounds of Night"

playing a piano at night
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Home Learning | Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike

Episode 7 - Mary and Mike stay up late to explore the magic and music of nighttime. We sing songs about the beauty of night and a young pianist plays Clair de Lune under the light of the moon. Our friend, Dr. Lerdau, teaches us about nighttime creatures who are making music of their own: owls, crickets, and even plants! Enjoy a lovely evening with us as we discover the simple beauty of our surroundings.

VA Unified Early Learning and Development Standards

  • APL1.1 Being curious learners
  • APL3.1 Focusing and paying attention
  • APL3.2 Building working memory
  • SED1.2 Developing self-esteem and confidence
  • CLLD1.1 Understanding verbal and nonverbal cues
  • HPD2.1 Developing large muscle control
  • CD1.1 Paying attention to the natural world
  • CD4.1 Exploring and expressing ideas through movement and dance
  • CD4.2 Learning about and through music

National Standards for Music Education

  • Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  • Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  • Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
  • Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts