Adapting to pre-school curriculums: Insects & Bugs and Community Helpers

One of my venues for music therapy is at Step By Step Edu-Play and here, one of my roles is to design interventions that coincide with the month’s curriculum. You can adapt any song that your kiddos already know to educate further about that topic! Here are some examples…

Curriculum: Insects & Bugs

Song: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Adaptation: Choose various bugs that frogs could eat with laminated picture cards to provide visual examples


Curriculum: Community Helpers

Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Adaptation: Substitute the lyrics, “the wheels on the bus” to “the wheels on the firetruck/police car/ambulance”, or “the stethoscope on the doctor”, or “the teacher in the classroom”, etc.


Keep tune, more adaptations for various curriculum topics to come! Or if you have one that you’re currently working with, comment below.