Salsa for Kids!
Rhythm, Instruments, and Puerto Rico
By Sharon Burch and José Antonio Diaz
Grades K - 3
The coquis in the Freddie the Frog and the Invisible Coqui (Adventure 6, item# 849670) introduce children to salsa rhythms, dance, and Spanish-speaking frogs in Puerto Rico. This teacher's guide extends the learning with detailed step-by-step instructions in salsa rhythm patterns, rhythm instrument "how-to-play" details, and an introduction to Puerto Rico.
What Is Latin Jazz?
Latin Rhythm Instruments
Lesson 1: Salsa Storybook and Body Percussion
Lesson 2: Developing rhythmic Independence on the Conga Drum
Lesson 3: Developing Rhythmic Independence on the Bongos
Lesson 4: Developing Rhythmic Independence on the Claves
Lesson 5: Developing Rhythmic Independence on the Guiro and Maracas
Lesson 6: Developing Rhythmic Independence on the Timbales
Lesson 7: Identifying and Playing Percussion Instruments
Lesson 8: Freddie the Frog and the Invisible Coqui with Instruments
Suggested Salsa Listening List
Famous Salsa Musicians and Groups
Curriculum Connections: Puerto Rico and Coquis
- Puerto Rican slang words and phrases
- Puerto Rican facts
- Coqui facts
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