Beats and Rhythm
Teaching beats and rhythm is every music teacher’s business.
It has never been easy for me to teach these concepts to young children. Hence, when I came across this site, it was tonnes of help!
My pre-school students seem to understand the difference now that I showed them videos of a ticking clock or beating heart. The following Google Slide has a summary of how I conduct the class the materials I taken from the reference site and also videos of a ticking clock and beating heart.
Nonetheless, getting them to actually perform beat and rhythm accurately will take sometime. The next step I’ll take is to use my printables (rainraingoaway-beatandrhythm3) and get the students to point the beat and rhythm.
Would be glad if there are other easier methods to teach the young ones.