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Thrive by Five With Music, Movement, Rhythm and Dance

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The first five years of a child’s life are critical for development. The return on investment in this age group is significantly higher than in school-age children.  The experiences children have in these formative years help shape the adults they will become. 

Sing n’ Sprout is thrilled to release its newest curriculum, “Thrive by Five,” which is designed especially for MOPS Kids and the Volunteers who love them. 

Two hours of age-specific programming contains developmentally appropriate activities ministering to the WHOLE child – mind (social, emotional, intellectual), body (physical) and spirit. Each lesson includes activities designed to meet the child where he is and enable him to reach goals that are both challenging and achievable. These activities are specifically written for three developmental stages: baby, toddler and preschool (3 to 5 years old).

“Thrive by Five” celebrates the potential in every child.  Our objective is to provide an easily transferable program that gives MOPS Kids a clear path for reaching their youngest members and helping to provide an abundant life for today and eternal salvation for tomorrow.

Email us at jenni@singnsprout.com and we will send you a FREE song along with activity ideas for your infant, toddler and preschooler! 

Below is a list of benefits music and movement gives your child.

MUSIC

  • Develops concentration, memory and listening skills.
  • Singing songs repeatedly helps children learn basic speech patterns.
  • Learning rhymes through songs gives children a phonological awareness that is crucial to learning to read and write.
  • Singing songs widens children’s vocabulary and putting actions and dance to songs helps them recall new words and their meaning.
  • Stimulates children’s creativity and curiosity.

MOVEMENT

  • Builds a strong relationship between their bodies and their brains.
  • Stimulates brain development in young babies and children, encouraging the creation of neural connections particularly across the two hemispheres.
  • Moving around, under, over, into spaces and negotiating objects teach young children spatial awareness.

RHYTHM

  • Identifying a beat within music really hones children’s listening skills and concentration.
  • Moving to a beat is crucial to mastering many fine and gross motor skills, such as writing, running and skipping, cutting with scissors or riding a bike.
  • Research shows children who are able to identify and maintain a musical beat do considerably better in all academic subjects, particularly math and literacy.
  • Recognizing and replicating a musical beat can help children identify patterns, which is a key mathematical skill.

DANCE

  • Learning simple dance routines and movements help to develop children’s coordination, balance and control.
  • Research shows that physical movement across the body helps to build neural pathways across the brain, which are essential for learning.
  • Learning simple routines helps children to develop their listening skills and to follow instructions.
  • Dancing in time to music helps children identify patterns and facilitates understanding of numerical concepts.
  • Dancing allows children to express emotions, and is important when they don’t always have the vocabulary to express themselves.