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Thanks to the steady beat of our hearts, we are created to respond to a steady beat. It’s probably why we can’t help but tap our feet or nod our heads along to the beat of the music we hear.

The ability to consciously recognize and demonstrate steady beat, however, takes practice. In our early childhood music classes and early childhood curriculum, we help young children, including at-risk students, to develop steady beat by leading children to move their bodies to a beat, play instruments, clap their hands, or even walk, jump, and tiptoe to a steady beat.

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To a child with imagination and a parent who hasn’t forgotten the simple joys of childlike playfulness, every object has unlimited possibilities. Ball play enables children to investigate rolling, bouncing, passing, and tossing, exercising their imaginations as well as their gross-motor skills.
Tips for parents: You can enjoy ball play indoors or out with a Gertie® ball.Gerties are squishy, catch-able balls perfect for the child just learning ball skills. Add a little fun ball play music its easy to put together a favorite playlist from play.kindermusik.com just by searching on the word ball.
This post brought to you by Minds on Music (Kindermusik International’s Blog). Contributed by Theresa Case.