Directions 1. Ask children what reminds them of Halloween. 2. Show the children the props and ask them about the sizes, shapes, and patterns. 3. Have children count backwards within the song. Adaptations Add movements to the backwards counting (e.g., jumping up and down to the correct number). Adapt song and materials to a diﬀerent season (e.g., “I See Winter Time”). Bring in the number of each prop specified in the song and mix up the order of the song so that the children have to physically count the props for each line instead of counting backwards in oder.
I See Autumn Time: Learning About Early Math Concepts A’Marie Rust, MT Student University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky Description The purpose of this fall song intervention is to develop early math skills. Goals to understand size, shapes, and patterns to enhance the ability to count backwards
I See Autumn Time Recorded 2015 by A’Marie Rust
About the Author A’Marie Rust is a junior music therapy student at the University of Louisville. This song was implemented successfully during a music therapy event at the Early Learning Campus.
Behavior Observation The child will: classify fall items according to size, shape, and pattern verbally count backwards Materials Accompanying instrument (e.g., guitar or piano) Objects mentioned in the song lyrics (i.e., jack-olanterns, trick or treaters, scarecrows, witches, pair of eyes).
imagine 7(1), 2016
In this issue, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with imagine readers....