A wide variety of international dances selected for their unique national color in movement and music. All dances are practical for use in school and recreation. Recorded in appropriate national styles, each song uses authentic instruments of the various countries. The dances are interesting and varied, while technically easy to perform and interpret. They can be taught quickly and understood by students easily.
This collection of all original instrumental music composed by Hap Palmer features the natural sounds of acoustic instruments such as harp, violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, acoustic guitar, classical guitar, piano, and French horn. Valuable for rest time, slow stretching, yoga, mirroring, and tension/release of specific muscle groups as well as an introduction to the orchestra. These melodies will appeal to listeners of all ages.
This sparkling collection of action songs, games, chants, dances, and a story drama provides opportunities for personal, individual responses within group movement activities. Children have fun while they learn body control, perform basic locomotor activities, and explore movement.
This fun-filled sprightly album helps primary grade children and ESL students acquire essential vocabulary and make it their own through singing and total movement participation. This new recording features call and response songs, listening, opposites, counting, and color reinforcement.
Taking advantage of children's enjoyment of movement activities, these songs increase the vocabulary and basic movement skills of participants. Vocabulary is from five areas: body parts, actions, space, qualities, and relationships.
Creative movement, mimetics, and basic skills are brought together with exciting songs that provide actions, images, and challenges which children can work in their own ways (without demonstration). Lyrics explore movement, shapes, sounds and colors.
For centuries, children have delighted in nursery rhymes. Here are twenty favorites, from high-spirited jigs to gentle ballads. Blending traditional melodies with original musical interludes, this magical performer has given an exciting new sound to old favorites.
A rich assortment of songs about animals and how they move encourages children to explore a wide range of creative movements: from the slow turtle to the quick rabbit; from the light, delicate butterfly to the heavy hippopotamus.