Skills List

Baby Skills List:

Listening/Sequencing Skills:
1. Follows simple directions
2. Listens carefully
3. Recognizes common sounds
4. Repeats a sequence of sound

Understanding Size:
1. Big sound, small sound
2. Big movement, small movement

Pitch Skills: (Position and Direction)
1. High, low
2. Up, down
3. Fast, slow
4. Right, left
5. Playing falling 3rds on a xylophone

Number Skills:
1. Counts orally 1-10
2. Counts fingers
3. Knows finger numbers
4. Tracking from left to right when counting 6 ducks

Motor Skills:
1. Walks to music
2. Jumps to music
3. Hops to music
4. Runs to music
5. Marches to music
6. Claps to music
7. Can do finger plays
8. Crosses the mid line (xylophone)

Social-Emotional Development Skills:
1. Meets teacher without shyness
2. Can move away from parent comfortably
3. Maintains self-control
4. Shares with others
5. Learning to wait for a turn
6. Develops an “inner calm”
7. Develops independence

Vocabulary Skills:
1. Acquires language
2. Communicates
3. Memorizes

Growth:
1. Creativity
2. Sensitivity
3. Inner Discipline
4. Focus
5. Concentration
6. Anticipation
7. Imitation of Actions

"First for the love of the child; second for the love of teaching the child; and third for the love of the music that is taught to the child. But the child always comes first." - Shinichi Suzuki