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Using Music in Early Learning with Jack Hartmann

Event Date: April 30, 2022
Event Time: 9AM – 3PM EST
Event Location: IMAG Theater – 2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33916
Cost: Free
Event Details/Description: CEU’s Available | Lunch Provided
Sponsored by Richard M Schulze Family Foundation

Join us for a special music early learning workshop with Jack Hartmann! 

All of Jack’s music is very diverse and respects the diversity of our children and families. His songs include hip-hop, reggae, Latin, country, rock, gospel, Caribbean, African, Native American and pop rhythms and beats.

9:00AM – Registration, Welcome & Introductions

10:00AM – 12:00PM – Cool Beats to Help Children Read

Literacy, language skills and phonological awareness are the focus of this music and movement program. Jack has over 200 curriculum and researched based songs that offer an engaging, interactive, and content – filled workshop to strengthen any reading readiness and reading development program. Only some of the literacy skills included are rhyming, language play, alphabet recognition, letter and vowel sounds, word families, sight words, beginning sounds, compound words, chunking and more. This session is strong with reading skills and can be adapted to grades K – 2nd.

12:00PM – LUNCH

1:00PM – 3:00PM – ExerSongs – Music That Makes Fitness Fun

Jack will sing live and demonstrate body and brain building exercises and movements to his 24 new original curriculum-based fitness songs (ExerSongs). According to the Center for Disease Control and the American Medical Association, 32% of all our children are overweight.

Jack has created these fitness songs with the cool, hip, and diverse beats and rhythms kids love. Everyone will be motivated to help our children “move to the music” and have fun exercising! As they move and sing, your children will learn and develop alphabet recognition, letter sounds, word families, number skills, animal, and environmental awareness, writing readiness, body awareness, crossover moves and lots more!

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Examine, plan, and connect learning objectives through engaging and meaningful music.
  • Explore ways to encourage children to move and exercise in a developmentally appropriate way.
  • Plan intentional music times that help with transitions.
  • Examine how music and movement can be connected to rhyming, language play, alphabet recognition, letter and vowel sounds, word families, sight words, beginning sounds, compound words, chunking, fine and gross motor development, and more!

For questions or more information, please contact Kimberly Molloy at kimberlym@ccswfl.org or call 239-745-2339.


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