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Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike: "Let’s Use Our Hands"

Andrew and Mary making paper art
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Home Learning | Songs and Stories with Mary and Mike

Let’s explore how we use our hands to make music and art! Mary shares a poem about five little ducks, and Mike creates a sound story about the little ducklings. We meet the kalimba, and explore keeping a steady beat to several different musical styles. And we meet Andrew, an amazing creator, artist, and maker who inspires us to use our hands to make all kinds of art out of paper.

VA Unified Early Learning and Development Standards

  • APL1.1 Being curious learners
  • APL3.1 Focusing and paying attention
  • APL3.2 Building working memory
  • APL3.3 Thinking flexibly
  • SED1.2 Developing self-esteem and confidence
  • HPD3.1 Using eyes and hands together
  • HPD3.2 Developing small muscle control
  • CD3.1 Learning about numbers and counting
  • 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
  • Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts