Want a great way to introduce kids to classical music, world music and jazz and tie it all together with songs, rhymes, movement and other activities that build musical skills? That’s what CLASSICS ROCK! CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILDREN is all about.
In CRITTERS TOGETHER WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC, great works of classical music, world music and jazz are paired up with illustrated storybooks about a frog, hedgehogs, a beaver and more. You read the story as the recording is playing in the background. This is followed with activities that flow from the music and story – songs, rhythm exercises, fingerplays, movement, and more.
The teaching strategies emphasize learning modalities - kinesthetic, tactile, spatial, aural and visual participation by the children. The activities can be taught over several lessons and are suitable for PK/K/1st grades, depending on the level of your children.
The activities in this product include:
1. hearing Classical music, moving to Classical music (Mussorgsky, Rossini, Beethoven,) jazz (Poncho Sanchez,) world music (Shenanigans.)
2. listening skills
3. steady beat
4. rhythm patterns
5. singing songs, Sol-mi exercise
6. compare and contrast
7. instruments of the orchestra (English horn, flute)
8. singing songs, solo singing and singing games
10. instructions for making your own rhythm sticks and shaker eggs
11. introduce rest
12. eye/hand coordination
13. creative movement
The storybooks I suggest are all in print and used copies can often be found very inexpensively on Amazon. The recordings can be found on Amazon MP3 digital downloads or on iTunes. I give specific directions so you can easily find the recordings you need. Once you have these resources in your library, you will use them for many years to come.
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