Phonemic awareness is the key indicator of a child’s success in learning to read and central to later spelling achievement (Stanovich, 1993-1994). Because of this, a preschool song about instruments is a valuable tool to use in your classroom. Children must be able to hear the sounds of language (phonological awareness), separate from its meaning (Machado, 2003, p. 237). One way to strengthen this skill is through listening activities where the child must focus on one sound in their environment also known as auditory discrimination. “Musicians, Musicians” does just that while also teaching children to identify the sounds of musical instruments. While using this preschool song about instruments, ask your students to try mimicking the sounds as well to incorporate vocal exploration into the activity. They will have a blast pretending to be different instruments while practicing auditory discrimination!
This preschool song about instruments will be a class favorite when your students start learning to identify new and unique sounds. Use the included visuals to give your students options to choose between when trying to find the source of the sound! With this download, you will receive:
- Musicians, Musicians digital audio track – Keep it handy so you’re always ready to sing and play with your students
- Musicians, Musicians Activity Guide – includes what kids learn (goals/objectives), how to teach it, suggested materials/instruments
- Musicians, Musicians Visual – Instrument visuals to cut and laminate for use with your felt board or on the floor. You could also give one to each student and ask them to stand up when they hear their instrument!