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Year Published: 2014
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Music programs have been scaled back or eliminated altogether from the curricula of many schools. Luckily, storytimes offer ideal opportunities for music and songs. In this collection of easy-to-use, easy-to-adapt library programs for children in grades K-3, Brown connects songs and musical activities directly to books kids love to read. Offering several thematic programs, complete with stories, songs, and flannelboard and other activities, her book includes
Even if you can’t carry a tune in a bushel basket, this handy resource has everything you need to start the music in your storytimes.
- Music activities, lists of music-related books, mix-and-match activities, and additional web resources
- Terrific tips on how to teach songs to young children
- Ways to develop original songs and rhythms to enliven children’s books
Table of Contents
The Importance of Music
Incorporating Songs and Instruments into Library Programming
Instrument Jam Band
Feel the Rhythm
Sing-Along Stories and Songs
Moving and Grooving
A Sound Hullabaloo
Camp Do Re Mi
Dragons, Monsters, and Ghosts, Oh My!
Once upon a Time
Tasty Tunes and Tales
About the Author
Amy Brown has 14 years’ experience working in libraries, and is currently a library manager for Worthington Libraries in Worthington, Ohio. She has
presented at state and national conferences, taught workshops for libraries,
and written articles on using music and the theory of multiple intelligences
in children’s programming. This is her first book.
"Every storytime presenter should take a look and a listen."