We are so fortunate to have Jack Donovan as Little Gate's music teacher and he is beloved by our students. Each music class is thirty minutes long and employs a number of finger play and prop based songs and activities that hone fine and gross motor skills, speech development, and socialization. To encourage participation and focus he use scarves, shakers and a parachute giving each child a chance to act out or play to a particular song. As the year progresses, Mr. Jack plans to introduce different musical concepts such as rhythm, melody and harmony through a number of games and activities. The children are already appreciating music and definitely finding their own voices.