Posts from Your Archives – The Power of Singing. It’s Far More Than Music by Jennie Fitzkee

“Where words fail, music speaks” – Hans Christian Anderson- Singing often brings more to children than words. I sing everything and everywhere with children at school.

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Jennie Fitzkee has been a pre-school teacher for over thirty years, I have reblogged several of her posts because they demonstrate how a dedicated and passionate teacher can ignite imagination and a passion for books and music in the very young. Today Jennie tells the story of how singing brought comfort and connection to a child who was distressed and how singing and music can bring all of us, whatever our age, a feeling of belonging to others.

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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16 Responses to Posts from Your Archives – The Power of Singing. It’s Far More Than Music by Jennie Fitzkee

  1. Singing is so important.. It opens our hearts, and we so often fail to see it is vibration and lifts our spirits.. you are one remarkable lady by the way Jennie.. xx

  2. Lovely post, Jennie. Singing is an amazing and powerful way to express emotions, heal our hurts, and make connections with others. You’re an amazing teacher. ❤

  3. beetleypete says:

    I left a comment on Sally’s blog, Jennie. As always, a delightful tale.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Ritu says:

    Singing is a therapy with no cost! It is so amazing within a classroom! I have Friday Karaoke with my nursery class!!! It’s fun, and builds confidence too!

  5. I think it’s marvelous that you do that, Jennie. There is such power in singing, in music. It communicates far more than the words or notes. Even my cat likes to be sung to. Have a thriving Thursday!

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