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.
This CD contains action songs and games. The activities are varied, balanced and flexible. They are educationally worthwhile experiences, involving a variety of learning strategies and including both fine and gross motor movements.
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.
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.
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.
Happy singing action activities with directions that are easy to follow and give opportunities for creativity, movement exploration, and sensorimotor activities. Each song has a version of vocals and music and a music-only version adaptable to use of manipulatives.
Rhythm sticks used in synchronized patterns augment any perceptual motor program. It is a rhythm activity designed to aid in right left discrimination, auditory acuity, identification of body parts, and upper body fitness. The album and manual give written and cued directions with music for each stick activity.
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.