Hi, I've completed my diploma in Early childhood education in Singapore and conducted a few lessons such as English and mathematics with the K1 children during my practicum as a student-teacher. In a few weeks, I am going to work as a childcare teacher (for real) soon and I've been told that I'll teaching the nursery 2 children and that many of my lessons will incorporate songs into the curriculum. I know this may sound stupid but I never had any experience teaching children songs so I was wondering how do I go about doing so? Do I play the song first on the cd player for the nursery children to hear once and then play it again with me singing along the 2nd time? Then for the third time, do i play the song on the cd player and ask the children to song along? I really terrified that I'll sound awful, embarass myself and look stupid in front of the other teachers since I'm the only new teacher in the centre and don't know any of the other teachers. Although I'm shy, I am fine with conducting other lessons that don't involve music and movement as I feel that it does not require me to be 'goofy'. Please, anyone, enlighten me on how to teach songs to nursery children.