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May 8, 2012

Mother's Day Cards for Preschool Music Making!

Jamie and Angelica at Phoenix Learning Center
Jamie and Angelica at Phoenix Learning Center

Hi, Global Giving Friends,

Happy glorious springtime! Mother's Day is almost here, and in the spirit of motherhood, we want to tell you about a wonderful new development at GITC. More early childhood educators than ever have been asking GITC to help them make music with their three to five year old students!

Early childhood is such a magical time for musical learning, isn't it?

We hope you will find this news very encouraging because this means those little ones getting ready for school are going to begin first grade with music as a part of what they love and how they learn.

Getting a sense of pitch and rhythm before age six is such a gift as it comes at the most essential time in children's development. Musicality and language learning occur in our human brains in the same 2 places and at the same time. So if children have this musical access and learning before age six, they are going to be more able to express themselves verbally and understand language better as well as becoming predisposed to making music well.

Will you please consider helping GITC get some ukuleles into the classrooms of participating teachers so little folks can strum and sing at school? Our friends at Hohner are behind this effort and as long as we can cover the bare bones cost of the ukes and handle the shipping ($25 total for each uke and shipping), we can give pre-schoolers hands on musical experience right away.

GITC set up a special Mother's Day campaign for this project and you can find it right here:

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/musical-head-start/

If you like, you can let us know if you'd prefer the uke be given to a program in Michigan, Hawaii, Mississippi, California, Massachussets or Illinois where we are developing our Early Childhood Education model at the present moment. Just drop a line to me at jess@guitarsintheclassroom.org and your ukulele gift will be on its way to your desired destination.

Thank you for considering helping GITC do more for the youngest students.

Warm wishes and special gratitude,

Jess

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Jessica Baron

Encinitas, CA United States

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