'March’ to the beat with magnificent musical resources for Early Learners

photo of several children sitting together playing with musical instruments

March is National Music in Schools Month, a time to celebrate the awesome power of music education in our schools. Let's rock out and show some love for these music resources that make learning even more fun!

Did you know that many popular music genres derive from African music? The Gullah Music collection on KnowItAll was created to introduce children to the evolution of African music in America through Gullah history and culture. This collection integrates music, art, storytelling, and social studies, making it a wonderful cross-curricular asset!

Introduce kids to different types of musical instruments with this poster for your classroom!

Looking for a single lesson for your classroom? In this video from the PBS KIDS show Pinkalicious, cellist Yo-Yo Ma shows a group of children how music can express different moods and emotions.  You can utilize the support materials to extend the learning experience! 

The Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers collection on PBS LearningMedia introduces K-2 students to rich and diverse musical communities as they build fundamental music skills through listening, singing, and moving to songs from all over the world.

To wrap up our musical resources for March, we have the PBS KIDS podcast, Jamming on the Job. This award-winning podcast, hosted by the Latin Grammy Award-winning kids’ music duo known as 123 Andrés, is music-centered focusing on the “World of Work.” The series helps kids imagine themselves in a wide variety of career paths and models foundational skills relevant to each job, such as persistence, problem-solving, empathy, and impulse control. This is another wonderful cross-curricular resource for your classroom, with activity sheets to go with each episode.  Season two of the podcast is coming soon!

We hope you use these resources to cultivate a love and appreciation for music in your early learners. Happy Learning!