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Movement in Steady Beat

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Movement in Steady Beat
Learning on the Move series
By Phyllis Weikart
Book and CD
108 pages

Expanded and revised edition. Rhymes and action songs for children focusing exclusively on the key movement experience of feeling and expressing beat. Each activity gives suggested ages, an easy-to-follow plan, movement key experiences, curriculum concepts, materials, steps for each part of the activity, questions to extend children's understanding, and extension ideas for creative variations. Includes a musical score (melody line only) for each song.

The CD contains all the rhymes (told by Phyllis) and action songs from the book, and is intended for the teacher's use, to become familiar with the rhymes and songs before teaching them to the class.

For use by infant/ toddler caregivers, or preschool and kindergarten teachers; for use with young children (ages 3 to 7).

CONTENTS:
Introduction; How to Use This Book; Organization of Rhymes & Action Songs; Musical Score; A Movement-Based Active Learning Process.   

Rhymes: Acka Backa Soda Cracker, Apples Peaches Pears & Plums, Boys & Girls Went Out to Play, Chocolate Vanilla, Feeling Beat, Jack & Jill, Jumping Joan, Mary Mack, Piggy on the Railroad, The Stretch Bands Blues, 3 Little Monkeys, The Train Went Into the Tunnel.   

Action Songs:
A-K: All Around the Hula Hoop (Pop Goes the Weasel), Bend & Straighten Is the Game (London Bridge), Everyone Keep the Beat (Looby Loo), Gallop All Around, Going Around Our Hoops (Looby Loo), Gonna Shake Out My Hands, I Can Move One Foot (Pretty Trappings), If You're Happy (variation), Jump Everybody (Hop Old Squirrel),

L-R: Let Everyone Keep the Beat (Let Everyone Clap Hands With Me), Monster Monster Monster Man (Row Row Row Your Boat), My Hands Keep Moving, Our Fingers & Thumbs Keep Moving (One Finger One Thumb), Pat Your Chin & Not Your Hair (Jimmy Crack Corn), Ritsch Ratsch, Rock Rock Rock Your Boat (Row Row Row Your Boat),

S-Z: Shake to My Lou (Skip to My Lou), Special Place (Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush), Swing Your Arms (Row Row Row Your Boat), This Is What I Can Do, Thumbs Go Wiggle Waggle, Tommy Thumb, Walk Around the Chairs Today (Mary Had a Little Lamb), We Can Keep a Steady Beat (Muffin Man), We Walk Our Feet.   

CD contents: All Around the Hula Hoop, Bend & Straighten Is the Game, Everyone Keep the Beat, Gallop All Around, Going Around Our Hoops, Gonna Shake Out My Hands, I Can Move One Foot, If You're Happy, Jump Everybody, Let Everyone Keep the Beat, Monster Monster Monster Man, My Hands Keep Moving, Our Fingers & Thumbs Keep Moving, Pat Your Chin & Not Your Hair, Ritsch Ratsch, Rock Rock Rock Your Boat, Shake to My Lou, Special Place, Swing Your Arms, This Is What I Can Do, Thumbs Go Wiggle Waggle, Tommy Thumb, Walk Around the Chairs Today, We Can Keep a Steady Beat, We Walk Our Feet, Acka Backa Soda Cracker, Apples Peaches Pears & Plums, Boys & Girls Went Out to Play, Chocolate Vanilla, Feeling Beat, Jack & Jill, Jumping Joan, Mary Mack, Piggy on the Railroad, The Stretch Bands Blues, 3 Little Monkeys, The Train Went Into the Tunnel.

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Debbie R: Much needed skill! Feb 4, 2013
Nicole B: My Music and Movement instructor had a previous version of this book. I really appreciated Weikart's instructions on how to introduce the movements and songs to the children. And I am absolutely thrilled that a CD is included with this updated version! Apr 11, 2012
Tatiana O: It was recommended by a presenter during a professional workshop. Nov 13, 2011

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