Words & Music for Early Learners

Teacher Resources


Words & Music for Early Learners is a hybrid video and live program for grades Pre-K – K that builds early literacy skills and social and emotional learning through music, movement, and lyric writing. The program includes three asynchronous pre-recorded video lessons that teach students about the parts of a song and themes.

After students view the videos, they participate in a 30-minute live lesson (in-person or virtual, scheduled ahead of time) taught by a museum educator and a professional songwriter. During the live lesson, students will choose a theme, contribute ideas, and co-write a song with a songwriter!

Here's how it works:

Step 1:

Schedule a 30-minute live lesson taught by a museum educator and songwriter by completing a School Group Reservation Form (in-person at the Museum or your school) or Virtual and Distance Learning Reservation Form (via FieldTripZoom).

Step 2:

Assign students (at home or in class) to watch the video lessons below. A virtual lesson plan for teachers is available here.

Step 3:

You’re ready for your live lesson! Be sure you have confirmed your date and time with a museum educator. For virtual programs, you will need a computer with video and audio capabilities to connect via FieldTripZoom. (A meeting room link will be shared via email.)

Step 4:

Complete our post-lesson survey.

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