Instrument PlayVocalBeat/ RhythmCreating MusicReading and WritingCreative MovementDramatic Play/GamesMusic LiteratureMusical Expression
1Use a variety of
basic percussion
instruments as
improvised or
directed
accompaniments
Sing songs in various tonalities, keys and metersChant rhythmic
rhymes and sing
songs in various
meters, including
triple, duple and
unusual
Imitate
spontaneous music
babble
Use movement
to represent the
visual placement
of high and low
pitches and voice
play
Respond to
music using
a variety of small
and large
movement
activities
Play peek‐a‐boo as a variation for
a song or
rhythmic rhyme
Respond to high
quality live and
recorded music,
including a
variety of styles,
genres and
cultural
backgrounds
Respond to changes in dynamics
2Experiment with
found sounds on
body and in
enviroment to
create
accompaniments
Use vocal play to encourage vocal exploration and flexibilityMove to beat
while chanting,
singing or using an instrument
Explore the use of a variety of nonsense syllables in songs to
encourage music
babble
Use movement
to represent
musical form
Respond, through
movement, to a
variety of
musical styles,
genres, and cultural
backgrounds
Use clapping
or other finger
play games as a
variation for songs or rhythmic rhymes
Participate in
music traditions
from other
cultures
Respond to the
emotions and
moods expressed
in music
3Explore high and
low instrumental
sounds
Experience high and low vocal soundsRespond to
rhythm patterns
or parts of
patterns while
tapping to the beat
Explore new
animal sounds and
create animal
conversations
Use all areas of space
(low, middle, and high)
Create animal
movements
or sounds
within the framework of a story line
Use facial
expressions and
participation
to show musical
preferences
4Choose
instruments for
free musical play
Respond to tonal patternsMove to
macrobeat (big)
and microbeat
(little) beats
Continue to
play/sing when the
music stops
(audiation)
Demonstrate an
increase in
movement
vocabulary
Use imagination
to create fantasy
play
Use a fermata to
convey
a pause or anticipation
5Uses variation in
instrument play
Use singing to create social connections and communityCreate
accompaniments
for an improvised
musical jam
session
Imitate
movements
representing
a storyline, scene,
character, or animal
6Create new
variations for
instrument play
Use nonsense syllables for singingExplore creating new lyric substitutions
7Sing resting tone to establish key of song
Begin to sing songs accompanied and unaccompanied