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Playground v. Playpen: Approaching Kindergarten Music

November 9, 2021

This is a guest post written for and published on Music ConstructEd. Why should play be the basis for student learning? How can teachers support playful experiences that honor student choice and voice? Answers to these and other questions help to distinguish between beneficial play-based experiences and those that are more restrictive.

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Ideas to Spark Playful Exploration

November 11, 2021

This is a guest post written for and published on Music ConstructEd. Why should play be the basis for student learning? How can teachers support playful experiences that honor student choice and voice? Discover play-based examples that will change the way you teach music.

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The Elementary Music Teacher Podcast:
Musical Play in the Music Room with Tina Arenas

May 4, 2022

This is a podcast episode published on The Elementary Music Teacher Podcast with Jessica Peresta. In this episode, 
you’ll learn what musical play is, different ways students can use their bodies to make music, how to make books playful and musical, and vocal exploration ideas.

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That Music Teacher Podcast:
Play-Based Curriculum with Tina Arenas

January 4, 2023

This is a podcast episode published on That Music Podcast with Bryson Tarbet. In this episode, you’ll learn the benefits to using a play-based curriculum in the elementary music classroom, the importance of building a playful mindset, and how it allows students to discover and experiment with music in their own way.

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