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Keep Everyone's Energy UP!

There's something about a steady beat that just grabs our attention, young and old - it's a great way to start your meeting time  or refocus everyone's attention back to you in a transition. Because beat is the simplest pattern,  keeping steady beat is an important skill for young children to practice. So go ahead! Clap your hands, tap your knees, pat a drum - it's an easy way to add energy and get ready to learn!  For examples of songs using steady beat, visit the  Wolf Trap website, search for "Sue Trainor" and browse through videos of other Teaching Artists, too!