Euthythmics for Young Children: Six Lessons for Spring By Monica Dale,Book 90 pages Preschool - grade 2 For music classes that move. A practical resource on teaching Dalcroze Euthythmics. These complete, sequenced lessons give a clear example of the Dalcroze Method in practice. Whether you're an experienced teacher or just starting out, this book will give you a wealth of creative ideas for your preschool or early elementary classes. You'll be inspired with: Six lesson outlines with detailed procedures Six stories for creative movement Songs (mostly traditional) with piano accompaniments Teaching tips for working with children Page after page of exercises in movement and music Start-up examples for piano improvisation Creative approaches to pitch studies Explanation and rationale of the Dalcroze Method Contents:,;Lesson 1: Anapest. Includes introduction or review of anapest (short, short, long); addition of the pattern name; scale numbers and syllables, with emphasis on 1 to 5. , Lesson 2: Beat, Division, & Anapest. Includes reading rhythmic notation; continued work with pitch on numbers, letters, & syllables. , Lesson 3: Dynamics. Includes shifts of dynamics within simple meter of 3; continued development of pitch identification skills. , Lesson 4: Changing Meters- 2, 3, & 4. Includes review of simple meters in 3 and 4; changes between the meters. , Lesson 5: Dactylic Rhythm, Graduated Dynamics. Includes introduction to dactylic rhythm (long, short, short); crescendo & decrescendo. Lesson 6: Staccato & Legato. Includes focus on articulation in movement, voice, & instruments; melodic patterns beginning on "mi" and "sol"., Appendix 1: Additional Accompaniments Appendix 2: Supplementary Worksheets; Index to Songs & Stories.