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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
These four Hap Palmer videos not only entertain and fascinate children but they also provide movement activities that are highly regarded by early childhood specialists! Each video has received many awards including the Parents Choice, Kids First, Cindy, NY Festivals, and others!
Children explore basic motor skills in an enjoyable, relaxed way. These activities are easy enough for very young children while suggested challenges stimulate older children. Skills include: balance, locomotor and axial movements, eye-hand coordination, spatial and body awareness, and relaxation.
Ella Jenkins creates a listening and participation recording that will introduce your children to voice tones, colors, instruments and their individual sounds, other languages, appreciation for other cultures, and a knowledge of farm-life chores. Children will love to accentuate the syllables, sing the tunes, and see the rainbow of fun-filled songs.