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Build Early Skills through Music

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Event Details

Music is a powerful tool to be harnessed at any age. Early childhood (from birth through age 8) educators will learn how to engage students in observation, discussion, and play through music. Participants will receive a set of developmentally appropriate lesson plans inspired by MIM’s collection. Activities support early childhood language, physical, and cognitive growth.

Participants receive a certificate for tracking professional development hours and a resource packet. On the day of the session, teachers can tour the museum and continue developing lesson plan ideas. This session augments MIM’s Sounds All Around and Musical Menagerie field trips or the self-guided Trailblazer field trip.

Standards Addressed

  • Arts  |  Dance, Music, Visual Arts
  • English Language Arts  |  Discussion, Cooperation, Language, Speaking and Listening, Literature, Information Text, Writing
  • Math  |  Geometry
  • Physical Education  |  Movement
  • Science  |  Earth Sciences
  • Social Studies  |  Geography, World History

Preregistration is recommended; click here to fill out an easy online form. If you have questions, please email education@MIM.org or call 480.245.6920.


It was wonderful to have a class that was for preschool. Nothing has to be adapted. I can go into class on Monday and use the techniques!

—Build Early Skills through Music Participant


Seating is limited for these sessions. If you have to cancel your registration, please do so at least two weeks beforehand, so your spot can be made available to another educator. To cancel your registration, call 480.245.6920 or email education@MIM.org.

Sponsored by

  • The Donald W. Collier Charitable Trust II
  • Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation