Total Literacy: An Arts-Based Guide to Building Early Literacy Skills
By Dr. Sue Snyder
Book and CD
This program emphasizes literacy in and through the arts. The guide is tailored to the needs of caretakers with limited education or arts background. There are activities in the language of words, and also the languages of music, visual art and movement, with the aim to build complete minds and children ready to learn effectively and joyfully. Over 250 arts-based activities for children ages 1-8.
The audio CD has 34 selections including songs, stories, rhymes, and fingerplays.
For parents, home school and early childhood (ages 1-8).
How Do You Start?
Setting Standards/Assessing Growth
Activities: Spatial Awareness, Page Geography, Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Steady Beat, Speaking, Listening, Pre-Reading--Phonetic Awareness, Pre-Reading--Tracking, Reading--Decoding, Writing, Reading--Comprehension.
How to Create Your Own Arts-Based Literacy Activities
Advocating for the Arts in Your Child's Life
Good Morning, Pease Porridge Hot, Bienvenidos, Two Four Six Eight, Rocky Mountain, Two Little Blackbirds, This Little Light of Mine, Three Friends, Magic Sound March, Willougby Wallaby Woo, Wiggle and Waggle, Clap Your Hands, Turkey and Duck, Tortoise and Hare, Mi Cuerpo, the Giant's Shoes, Head and Shoulders Baby, Double This, Bear Hunt, Bear Dance, Peanut Butter Jelly, Jelly in the Bowl, Four White Horses, Follow Me, Deedle Deedle Dumpling, There Was an Old Lady, Just Enough, Batik, Humpty Dumpty, Down by the Bay, Scaramella, Hickory Dickory Dock, Star Light Star Bright, Love Grows.