The Little Engine That Could Sing
A Musical Play for Young Children
By Carol Kaplan-Lyss and Janet Hill
Book and CD
Ages 4 - 7
This musical play allows children to bring the story of The Little Engine That Could to life through drama, music, art, language, gross-motor activities, and more. Even non-musical teachers will find it easy to put on a class production. Songs are notated with piano accompaniments. There are no speaking parts or solos unless you want to create them. The resource book includes a CD with tracks of the performance of the 6 songs and Accompaniment Only tracks. Songs have catchy lyrics and are fun to sing. The musical is about 20 minutes long.
I. How It Works
Scenery, Set, and Staging
Rehearsals and Performance
II. Stretching the Learning
Dramatic Play: Let's Pretend
Gross Motor Activities: Move Those Muscles
Language Arts: For Your Library, What in the "Word"?
Math Concepts: How Much and How Many?
Music and Sound: Down by the Station
Social-Emotional Learning: Happy, Sad, Angry, Frustrated
Topics to Research: Getting on Board with Questions and Answers
III. The Nuts 'n' Bolts
About the CD