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I'm Growing Up



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I'm Growing Up
Fingerplays, Action Songs, Singing Games and Stories for Young Children
Edited by Mary Alice Amidon and Andy Davis
Book, CD and DVD
69 pages
Grades preschool - 1

This is a collection of rhythmic materials for children from preschool to grade 1. The songs, finger plays, games and dances invite children to immediately discover ways to connect with language, their hands and feet, their imagination and their community.

The materials are drawn from activities composed by living artists as well as traditional sources. In many cases, the variations that Davis and Amidon have found successful are included in the notes. The selections that would benefit most from being visual are on the DVD. Likewise, the CD does not include every selection from the book, but a broad sampling of the game and action songs. The editors urge you to use the CD as a learning tool for putting your own style into the singing.

The Sun Is in My Heart
Here Is the Beehive
Five Little Hotdogs
Five Little Bunnies
Here Is the Boat
I've Got a Basket of Apples
I Shut the Door
Mr. Duck and Mr. Turkey
Chopping Firewood
Cradled Cozily
Chip Chop
A Little Seed

Action Songs
I'm Growing Up
When I Was One
Owl Moon
Seed in the Ground
Jim Along Josie
Hnas Michael
My Poor Hand Is Shaking
Ten Little Fingers
My Aunt Came Back
Mi Cuerpo
Ata Makata
Che Che Koolay
Form the Corn
Once There Was a Snowman
The Fishing Song
Applesauce Rock
Standing Like a Tree
What Are You Wearing?
Bye Bye Butterfly
Shake Hands with Friends

Singing Games
Come Along Everybody
Strolling in the Park
Look Who's Here
Wake Me, Shake Me
Oats, Peas, Beans
Shake Them 'Simmons Down
Old Lady from Baltimore
You Put Your Right Hand In
Going Around the Mountain
Knees Up Mother Brown
Sing a Song of Sixpence
This Way Go Willoughby
Here We Go Riding Our Ponies
Sleeping Bunnies
Twinkle Blues

Story Games
The Little Boy and the Little Girl
The People Who Lived Behind the Mountains
Magic Mouse
Twenty Four Robbers
The Magic Forest

DVD Track List
CD Track List


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West Music Store
An amazing resource! There are many fingerplays, games, songs with stories and more for young students. I used this with pre-K, K, and 1st grade (and one or two things with older students as well). The DVD shows the game or song, so it makes it quick and easy for you to learn it.
Craig M on Aug 24, 2014
I teach primary age children and have used the Amidons' publications before. Their material really works with children. I also like the fact that they included a DVD with this book as well as the CD. It is very helpful to see demonstrations of the material.
Lydia L on Sep 11, 2012
New book from the Amidons? COOL.
Thomas M on Oct 23, 2012
I attended a workshop with Peter where he used some of these activities and I could not wait to get my hands on the actual book.
Summer B on Aug 14, 2012

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