Presented in easy progressive steps for complete ease of learning. Ed Durlacher's famous simplified system of teaching makes learning the square dance a real pleasure. Records consist of clear, concise, oral, talk-through, walk-through instructions followed by the entire dance with calls.
This new approach to traditional Chinese Ribbon Dance combines modern, folk, and soul music with the excitement and beauty of flowing streamers. Over ten activities which can be adapted to the needs of students pre-school and up, be modified for special education or enhanced to challenge the gifted. Streamer and Ribbon Activities do not require the use of partners thus allowing individuality to surface.
Happy Music and activities teach the concepts and vocabulary needed for an understanding of basic mathematics. Games and movement activities to help students both understand concepts and memorize basic addition-subtraction facts.
These artful songs teach empathy toward animal life and nature and help to develop positive attitudes and feelings. This collection captures in song and story healthy attitudes toward animal life and nature.
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.
Original musical activity games (imaginatively using circles and sticks) that focus on the academic skills of counting, auditory discrimination, vocabulary, letter recognition, and self-awareness. Provides a variety of musical and physical experiences.
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.
Songs created especially to encourage rhythmic movement and instrument use. Routines and rhythmic patterns are suggested that prepare children for the ultimate goal of creating their own rhythms and movements.