I worked for 15 years as a music teacher at three different schools. I loved my job and learned a lot of things during the hundreds of classes I taught and the numerous Christmas Programs and Graduation Ceremonies I coordinated the music for.
One big thing I learned is that it’s very hard to find good songs to teach young children. Many products appear to be for little kids but when you start listening to the music, it’s way over their heads with far too many words and sometimes concepts that they really just aren’t ready for.
During the years I taught, I researched heavily to learn what children should be able to do at various stages of their development. I also looked constantly for engaging songs they would enjoy and be able to sing.
I found from experience that the songs they liked the best were the ones with motions. Early on, I tried to add motions to virtually every song I introduced to them.
I saw amazing things happen in the classroom. Kids that weren’t interested in music started getting involved. The attention span essentially doubled as I started out teaching 20 minute sessions and before long was able to give them 40 minutes without losing them. It never failed that they wanted more when our time was up.
I had a degree in TV and Film Production, so after a short time I started creating teaching tools for other teachers to use. I began producing music tracks that turned into CDs. Then we added video to make DVDs of the songs.
Over time, we came up with a group of songs that were the best of the best. We worked hard to add even more value to our songs by including lyrics on the screen.
We are pleased to be able to offer a large collection of music that has been proven in the classroom with real children at a price that is extremely competitive for educational materials.
We have lots of testimonials from all kinds of different people who have been kind enough to let us know what Praise in Motion has done for the children they shared it with. You might enjoy having a look at some of these stories by selecting the Testimonials tab.
Thanks for taking the time to look through our website. I hope if you decide to make a purchase that you will let us know how the songs work for you. It’s always great to hear from satisfied customers.
Christina Cook Lee