The Joy of Movement is a preschool movement activity book with a therapeutic perspective. The combination of old and new games creates a purpose driven physical motor curriculum. Each activity has been kid tested. This well-organized and easy-to-use book includes fun, developmentally appropriate activities that foster physical development and build self-esteem. The activities are built around developmental motor milestones and are flexible enough to encourage skill development for a variety of learners.
Sally Goddard Blythe explains why movement matters for brain development, attention, co-ordination and balance. She also describes the neonatal reflexes and how healthy early years movement transforms such reflexes. Michael Lazarev's collection of songs, action nursery rhymes and stories help develop co-ordination and language skills
Learning with Music offers an accessible introduction to music education theory for those working in the early years. Using real case studies and rich examples, the book provides practical suggestions to develop the formative ideas of music education, such as melody, rhythm, pulse and timbre, into games and activities for every early years setting.
With more than one hundred activities and two accompanying CDs of music by Debbie Clement, One, Two, What Can I Do? makes it easy to incorporate lively movement into your day. Each activity is an enjoyable way for children to engage in physical activity and establish lifelong healthy habits, which is especially important with children's increasingly sedentary lifestyles and rising childhood obesity rates.
The book will delight two-to six-year-olds as they are invited to create sounds of ocean waves, rainstorms, and horses galloping, as well as play along with their favorite songs. With 101 ideas, a subject index, and teacher tips, the books makes it easy to find rhythm instrument activities to fit every curriculum and every day.
This book is not so much about how to teach as it is about how to think as a teacher confronting a variety of learning challenges. The challenge for music teachers is to create meaningful learning opportunities for all children, preparing them to participate happily and successfully in rewarding music experiences throughout their lives.
With 26 authors from around the globe, The Handbook of Music, Adolescents, and Wellbeing brings together the latest theory, research, and practice from the fields of music therapy, music psychology, music education, and music sociology to explore and understand how and why music plays such a big part in the lives of young people
Inspires teachers to foster playful settings where young students can thrive as improvisers, critical listeners, performers, and composers. Told through anecdotes and illustrated with examples, the book quells any doubts teachers may have regarding their abilities to create an environment where children can grow as musicians