Written by national leader in early childhood music education John Feierabend, this creatively illustrated book contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including:
Echo songs, call-and-response songs, simple songs, song tales, action songs, circle games, beat motion activities and more.
Repertoire based on folk or traditional songs and rhymes, because of their natural melodic expressiveness and language flow and wonder.
Complete lesson plans for a 3-year curriculum.
Full coordination with high-quality recordings that contain all the rhymes and music from this book - perfect for parents to play at home or in the car.
Suggestions on setting up a class, preparing parents, record keeping, expanding your music program and planning ahead.
A classical music component, perfect for movement and exploration.
The correlating CDs and DVD are Had a Little Rooster CD (first year lessons), There's a Hole in the Bucket CD (second year lessons), Old Joe Clark CD (third year lessons), Keeping the Beat with the Classics CD and Move It DVD.
The Musical Workout
Pitch Exploration (Vocal Warm-ups)
Song Fragments - Echo Songs and Call-and-Response Songs
Movement Exploration (developing expressive sensitivity through creative movement) - creative movement with and without classical music accompaniment
Movement for Form and Expression (singing/speaking and moving with formal structure and expression) - Non-Locomotor (fingerplays, action songs, circle games, with recorded music) - Locomotor (circle games, with recorded music)
Beat Motion Activities (developing competencies in maintaining the beat in groups of 2 and 3) - Child-Initiated Songs and Rhymes - non-locomotor and locomotor - Teacher-Initiated Beat Motions - non-locomotor and locomotor
Planning Lessons (templates)
Sample Lessons (3 years, 2 semesters each year, 12 sessions each semester)
1st year: A Ram Sam, Sam; Aiken Drum; Ali Baba, Bill Grogen's Goat; Bling, Blang; Chop, Chop, Chippity Chop; Cobbler, Cobbler; Down by the Bay, Eensy, Weensy Spider; Engine, Engine; Fais Dodo; Father Grumble; Five Little Ladies; Frog in the Meadow; Grandma's Glasses; Had a Little Rooster; Here's a Nest; Hickory Dickory Dock; The Ice Cream Sundae; Jennie Jenkins; Johnny Had One Friend; Johnny on the Woodpile; Listen, Listen; My Aunt Came Back; No More Pie; Over in the Meadow; Pitter Patter; The Tailor and the Mouse; There Was a Man and He Was Mad; Three Little Monkeys; Two Little Blackbirds; Wise Old Owl
2nd year: The Airplane Ride; All 'Round the Brickyard; Au Clair de la Lune/Pierrot; Big Pig; Charlie Over the Ocean; Circle 'Round the Zero; The Crabfish; Did You Ever See a Lassie?; Do Your Ears Hang Low?; Do, Do Pity My Case; Grandma Grunts; The Horse Stood Around; I Have Lost My Closet Key; I Met a Bear; In the Woods; John the Rabbit; Johnny Works with One Hammer; Kitty Alone; The Minister's Cat; Momma Buy Me a China Doll; Old Bald Eagle; The Old Woman and the Pig; Peep Squirrel; A Pumpkin for the Pie; Risseldy Rosseldy; Sea Lion; There Was a Little Turtle; There's a Hole in the Bucket; These Are Mother's Knives and Forks; Tongo; Two Tall Telephone Poles; William He Had Seven Songs; The Wise Man
3rd year: Allee Galloo Galloo; The Blue Cockatoo; Caney Mi Macaro; Cousin Peter; Cowboy Joe; The Darby Ram; Did You Feed My Cow?; Epo I Tai Tai E; The Fox Went Out; The Frog and the Mouse; Go 'Round the Mountain; Haul Away Joe; Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush; Hop Old Squirrel; Kye Kye Kule; Long-Legged Sailor; Lucy Rabbit; Mother Goonie Bird; My Hat It Has Three Corners; My Ship Sailed from China; Old Joe Clark; Our Gallant Ship; Pickin' a Spot; Purple Light; Riding in a Buggy; Rig-a-Jig Jig; A Sailor Went to Sea; The Sow Took the Measles; The Swapping Song; There Was an Old Woman; Turn Cinnamon Turn; 'Twas on a Monday Morning; Wake Up You Lazy Bones; When I Was One