Poetry is valuable for stimulating the young child's brain growth. Combine poetry with fun movements and you have an effective way to actively involve children in learning about manners. What fun your children will have as they learn about saying "please" and "thank you," sharing, technology etiquette, working in groups, table manners, and many other manners-based situations. Each rhyme is filled with movement suggestions to keep your children engaged and active. Plug these cross-curricular rhymes into your daily routine for fun enrichment during gym, science, math, social studies, or language art lessons. They'll transform your classroom lessons into live action!
Poetry is valuable for stimulating the young child's brain growth. Combine poetry with fun movements and you have an effective way to actively involve children in exploring celebrations of all cultures around the world. What fun your children will have as they pretend to play musical instruments, steer a ship, look through a telescope, plant a tree, be a groundhog, fly on a broomstick, spin a dreidel, or march in a band. You can add any of the suggested small props (ribbons, small bells, maracas, miniature flags, and party hats) to the rhymes to help build large motor skills and increase the fun factor even more! MP3 files with the various rhymes being sung is included that provides either appropriate background music for use for singing the rhymes and/or performing the movements.
Applause! Applause! And wasnt it easy? Even teachers with no formal musical training will love this simple musical play. Children will bring The Little Engine That Could story to life through drama, music, art, language, math, and gross motor activities. Included are a collection of MP3s for Listening/Accompaniment and a resource guide loaded with songs, music, and step-by-step directions for classroom use or performance.
Applause! Applause! And wasn't it easy? Even teachers with no formal musical training will love this simple musical play. Children will bring the Three Bears story to life through drama, music, art, language, science, and gross motor activities. Included are Listening/Accompaniment audio files and a resource guide loaded with songs, music, and step-by-step directions for classroom use or performance.
This innovative introduction of imagery with exercises for children helps to foster the use of all senses, enabling children to tap into their rich imagination while learning to integrate the mind body connection. It empowers children to become independent movers with proper body mechanics for exercise, which will become an ever-broadening cycle of learning throughout their lifetime.
Whether it is to start the day off right, prepare to take an exam with inner calmness, sharpen focus and improve the attention span, or end the day on a positive note, Creative Yoga for Children offers step-by-step instruction for more than 60 poses, plus breakthrough breathing exercises that use fun, innovative imagery cues. It is a powerful tool when used in the classroom. It is low-stress and non-competitive. Watch the children stretch and balance in poses named for animals and shapes. Several minutes when they lay down in the Cocoon Pose for a rest, their wiggles are gone. They are calm, focused and better prepared to tackle the rest of their school day.
This valuable resource is designed to give elementary teachers with no formal music training all the tools they need to help their students develop an understanding of and appreciation for music. This book includes lessons, reproducible games, worksheets and puzzles. Also included is a zipped collection of mixed-media that features over 60 minutes of music and a complete PowerPoint presentation. The book follows a well-sequenced curriculum based on the National Standards for Music Education in the United States and the Ontario Curriculum for the Arts in Canada.
The songs, poems, and fingerplays in this book will help develop children's language skills, fine- and gross-motor skills, music and rhythm, and more! Fun themes in this book include dinosaurs, family, nursery rhymes, self-awareness, Thanksgiving, and transportation.
The thematic ideas in this book will help children learn and practice basic skills and concepts, such as letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and opposites. Fun themes in this book include dinosaurs, family, nursery rhymes, self-awareness, Thanksgiving, and transportation.
These activities help preschool-kindergarten children develop fine-motor skills, such as lacing, cutting, painting, and gripping a crayon or pencil. Activities include crafts, centers, fingerplays, cooking experiences, and more! Fun themes in this addition to the Busy KidsTM series include dinosaurs, family, nursery rhymes, self-awareness, Thanksgiving, and transportation.
This book includes developmentally appropriate ideas to help you teach and reinforce basic skills. Activities match children's literature with fun themes, such as dinosaurs, family, nursery rhymes, self-awareness, Thanksgiving, transportation, and more!
Designed just for youngsters using individual portion recipes that can be prepared with minimal teacher guidance. Reproducible step-by-step recipe cards provide visual instructions to make snacktime learning time!
Choose from kid-pleasing themes to create fun centers to teach skills and concepts. Watch your busy kids flock to the blocks, housekeeping, and dramatic-play areas.
Each activity is tied to a popular theme. Enhance or review skills in an inviting and playful way while learning strategies and creative activities for every day of the week.
Kids will love singing these whimsical learning songs again and again! Specially designed to build beginning reading skills, each reproducible song targets a key word family and can be sung to a familiar childhood tune. Includes quick teaching tips, reproducible word cards, and school-home connections. Aligned with the Common Core State Standards!
Improve academic skills, fitness, motor skills, and confidence with over 200 games and activities that engage young minds and bodies in learning fun! Also explores the connection between learning and movement. Written by a Certified Adaptive Physical Educator. Includes a skills matrix, checklists, strategies, a glossary, and educational definitions. Supports NCTE, NCTM, NAEYC, and NSPE standards.