The newest CAL Sprouts program, Musical Sprouts, is an arts integrated residency program that uses music enrichment, academic exploration, and social-emotional skill building to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. Music is the chosen medium for learning as it is a universal feature of the human experience, one that is highly motivating and engages children on many levels by stimulating all five senses and both hemispheres of the brain. Participants work with professional teaching artists on letter recognition, numbers, animals, and bilingual modules for Spanish speaking through storytelling and movement activities. All modules within Musical Sprouts connect directly to the Early Learning Assessment for Preschool to ensure cognitive, physical, and social emotional development for kindergarten readiness.
A digital and printable resource is also an added bonus to this program, which will provide teachers and families a chance to extend the learning beyond the classroom. Videos, original music, and activities for lesson plans will be provided as way to engage everyone in continuing arts integration for each child.
Available curriculum modules include:
- A, B, C, Do Re Me
- 1, 2, 3, Do Re Me
- Moo, Baa, La La La
Spanish modules available include (commands and transitions in Spanish and English):
- A, B, C, Múevete
- 1, 2, 3, Mueve los pies