Movement Plus Rhymes, Songs & Singing Games Second edition
By Phyllis Weikart
Book and CD
A collection of over 45 movement activities for children. The activities supplement those in Round the Circle (item 820517, available separately) and provide age-appropriate movement experiences. Use during circle time, small-group time, or for transitions in the classroom. Each activity gives the title of the rhyme or song, youngest age range for which the activity is appropriate, a list of applicable key experiences, major curriculum concepts explored, any materials needed, a brief description and a suggested lesson plan for introducing the activity, ways to encourage children to reflect on their experiences, and ideas for ways to make the activity more appropriate for younger or older learners. Each action song also includes notation of the melody line, with chord letters given. The book includes a CD of music to coordinate with the activities. For ages 3 to 7.
Rhymes: Bubble Gum, Jack & Jill, Jack Be Nimble, Little Jack Horner, 1-2 Tie My Shoe, Ride a Fast Horse, Rub-a-dub-dub, Sally Go Round the Sun, 2 Little Sausages, Wee Willie Winkie.
Action Songs: Barnacle Bill, The Beanbag Song, The Bears Climbed Up the Mountain, Beat Is Steady, Bluebird Bluebird, Do As I'm Doing, Down Came a Bat, Down Came a Little Girl, Eensy Weensy Spider, Everybody Pat With Jacob, The Farmer In the Dell, Follow Follow, Goin' Round the Circle, Hokey Pokey, Jenny Mouse, Jumping Song, Jungle Beat, Let Everyone Move With Me, Little Green Frog, Little Red Wagon, Making Cookies, Old King Glory, Old Man Mosie, One In a Boat, Pizza Hut, Rock-a-bye Baby, Shake Our Bells, Shape Song, Someone Is the Leader, Start Your Day, Statue Shapes, Teddy Bear, 2 Little Red Birds, Where Is Thumbkin, Winter Time Is Here, Zach Pats His Knees.