By Donna Brink Fox, Karen Farnum Surmani, Christine Barden, Gayle Kowalchyk, & E.L. Lancaster. (Subtitles: 10 Sequential Lessons for Ages 4-6; Singing, Listening, Movement, & Rhythm Activities to Bring Out the Music in Every Young Child.) Acomprehensive approach to musical learning that develops singing, movement, and listening skills simultaneously with an introduction to musical styles and concepts. The only classroom curriculum to use a story line with musical characters, thisprogram is ideal even for teachers with little or no musical background. Detailed lesson plans are provided for 10 weeks of material that follows the National Standards for Music Education. As well as using the group music lessons in the curriculum,teachers are encouraged to create a designated Music Center space to facilitate individual and small group creative experiences. Learning about music becomes an adventure with Beethoven Bear, Mozart Mouse, Clara Schumann Cat, and their friends. Thestory of their adventures is divided into chapters that relate to the lessons in the book. Each lesson plan includes the musical concept emphasis, teaching materials needed, overview, detailed lesson plan, story connections, visual representationactivities, extension and elaboration ideas, closing activities, and ideas for connections in the Music Center. Activities incorporate singing, playing Orff and unpitched percussion instruments, walking or performing actions to music, or coloring.The curriculum book also includes notated piano arrangements of each song; a CD recording of the story, songs, listening examples, and movement activities (uses an adult female voice; it sometimes sounds like children are with her); and reproducibleassessment and coloring pages (permitted to reproduce for class members as needed).For use with children ages 4-6. Comb-bound, 136 pages.Contents:Preliminary Information:About Classroom Music for Little Mozarts, To the Teacher, Complete List of Materials Needed, The Importance of Early Childhood Music, Reasons for Music in the Early Childhood Classroom, Characteristics of 4-/ 5-/ and6-Year-Olds, Special Considerations in Teaching Music to Young Children, The National Standards for Music Education, Music & the Early Childhood Teacher, Skills & Concepts Included in Classroom Music for Little Mozarts (Listening, Singing,Playing Instruments, Recommended Percussion Instruments, Movement, Visual Representation [music reading], Concepts & Vocabulary), Classroom & Individual Opportunities for Music Learning, The Classroom Lesson Format, The Music Center, TheDetailed Lesson Plans, Pacing the Classroom Lesson.Classroom Lesson Plans:Lesson 1- New Music Friends, Lesson 2- Moving to Music, Lesson 3- Sound & More Sound, Lesson 4- Speed Limits, Lesson 5- Try This, Lesson 6- Get That Beat, Lesson 7- Music Signs, Lesson 8- Quiet Please, Lesson 9-Building with Patterns, Lesson 10- Sharing with Friends.Support Materials:Student Assessment; CD Track List; Complete Story- The Adventures of Beethoven Bear & Mozart Mouse; Big Music Book Pages; Coloring Pages; Piano Arrangements; The National Pre-Kindergarten Standards for Music Education(ages 2-4); The National Standards for Music Education (K to grade 4); Index of Songs by Lesson; Index of Songs by Title. CD contents: Hello Song, Chapter 1 Story, High & Low Song, If You're Happy & You Know It, Do You Know, Chapter 2 Story, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Racing Car, Chapter 3 Story, Giant's Lullaby, Beethoven's Rage Over the Lost Penny, Haydn'sSurprise Symphony, Chapter 4 Story, The Old Gray Cat, Chapter 5 Story, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Mozart's Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Chapter 6 Story, Do Re Mi Tapping Song, Johnny Works With One Hammer, Sousa's Stars & StripesForever, Chapter 7 Story, Bach's Musette in D, Chapter 8 Story, Mozart Mouse's Song, Mexican Hat Dance, Beethoven's Symphony #5 in C Minor, Chapter 9 Story, Chapter 10 Story, Goodbye Song.Please see our return policy regarding opened CD/DVD's.; If you feel that the CD/DVD you purchased from us is defective, please call our customer support for more information.