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One, Two, What Can I Do?: Dance and Music for the Whole Day [With 2 CDs]by Connie Bergstein Dow
Synopses & Reviews
Creative dance is a great way to stimulate childrens minds and muscles. 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 childrens increasingly sedentary lifestyles and rising childhood obesity rates.
This collection of movement activities, all reflecting common early childhood curriculum themes, enhances childrens physical, social and emotional, kinesthetic, and cognitive learning during greetings, transitions, circle time, large-motor skill development, and quiet-down and good-byes. There are even ideas for dance and music presentations for families and friends. No previous dance experience is needed—each age-appropriate movement activity includes step-by-step directions, sample script to help you guide children, modifications for children with special needs, and tips to maximize learning. All you need to do is start moving!
Book News Annotation:
Dow, who performs and teaches dance to young children and adults, presents 109 activities and two CDs of vocal and instrumental music to help teachers incorporate movement and physical activity into early childhood curriculum. Each has step-by-step instructions (including scripts) for choosing music, presenting the activity, and closing the session, in addition to advice for managing a group of children and ensuring their safety, modifications for students with special needs, and ways to maximize learning opportunities. They relate to starting the day; circle games; transition times; language and literacy, numbers, shapes, patterns, science, and social studies; large-motor skills for large spaces; relaxing and ending the day; and individual movement. No index has been provided. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Music, movement, and dance help children learn important skills with this activity book and accompanying music CD.
More than one hundred dance activities to get children moving!
Keep the day moving with 112 playful dance activities, each providing young children with opportunities to exercise, practice and improve age-appropriate large-motor skills, and develop body awareness and control. Use these movement activities during greetings and goodbyes, group time, transitions, and quiet time. Accessible and adaptable for all children, including those with special needs, each dance-and-music pairing is irresistibly fun and supports children's physical, social and emotional, and kinesthetic learning. One, Two, What Can I Do? comes with two accompanying CDs with 43 tracks—12 songs with lyrics and 31 instrumentals—written and performed by Debbie Clement.
About the Author
Connie Bergstein Dow has forty years of experience performing and teaching dance to young children and adults in the United States and Latin America. She holds an MFA in dance from the University of Michigan. Connie is the author of Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn! Enriching Movement Activities for Preschoolers and several articles about dance.
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