As an early childhood music teacher, I work a lot with family groups. One of my essential objects is to support the interaction between children and adults through music, and I hope they can use the musical ideas provided by me in their everyday life and at home.
For me and my families, songdrawing is much more than just practising pen use and following drawings. We often draw shapes in their air with our hands, rhythm sticks and mallets, or move around the room creating shapes. We can draw the songs with fingers, balls, or paintbrishes on various parts of the body, or in the air with scarves or ribbons.
We have experiences some wonderful moments when the parents have acted as “song boards” and the children have drawn on them!