Denise Gagne's "Action Songs Children Love" is a three-volume series (each sold separately), full of fun and engaging actives to get kids active and participating in music! Remembering actions that go with specific songs stimulates both sides of the brain and helps to develop both cognitive and language development. The action songs in all three volumes are presented sequentially with regard to age, and all of the songs are in suitable ranges for children's voices (none go lower than middle C). Each book contains over 25 songs with teaching suggestions and focus of each song included (beat, high-low, tempo terms, brain teasers, expression, etc.)
Volume 1 is for pre-school to grade 2. Contents:
Keep the Beat songs: Hickory Dickory Dock, Little Red Wagon, Bear Hunt
High and Low songs: Eensy Weensy Spider, Icicles, Jack and Jill.
Changing Tempo songs: Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes, Tony Chestnut, Scie le Bois, Tete Epaules
Movers and Shakers songs: Counting Song, This Old Man, Goin' Over the Sea, I'm in the Old Navy, Miss Polly, I'm a Little Teapot, Oats and Beans, Wheels on the Bus, Join into the Game, Teddy Bear
Brain Teasers songs: If You're Happy, She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain.
Finger Fun songs: Tommy Thumb, Where Is Thumbkin, Little Rabbit Foo Foo
Leave It Out (inner hearing) song: B-I-N-G-O
Expression songs: Peanut Butter, 5 Little Ducks, Baby Bumblebee