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.
Through active participation, children learn safety, vocabulary, parts of the body, forms of transportation, objects in the room, and kinds of foods. Songs teach forward-backward, inside-outside, high-low, and over-under-around.
This album takes many of the concepts (colors, numbers and the alphabet) introduced in Volumes 1 & 2 and moves onto more challenging levels. Learning is once again made enjoyable through imaginative movement activities.
Basic addition and subtraction facts are presented in a cheerful and lyrical style. Students will enjoy singing the songs and learning the basics. Musical response quizzes add to the participation and interactivity. Sums to 18. For Grade 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is an excellent "introduction to learning." It covers awareness of body image and the body's position in space, identification of body places, objects in relation to body planes, body part identification, movements of the body, feelings and moods.