Let's Start the Music: Programming for Primary Grades—eEditions PDF e-book

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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

  • 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

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.

Chapter 1
The Importance of Music
Chapter 2
Incorporating Songs and Instruments into Library Programming
Chapter 3
Instrument Jam Band
Chapter 4
Feel the Rhythm
Chapter 5
Sing-Along Stories and Songs
Chapter 6
Moving and Grooving
Chapter 7
A Sound Hullabaloo
Chapter 8
Musical Potpourri
Chapter 9
Animal Antics
Chapter 10
Camp Do Re Mi
Chapter 11
Dragons, Monsters, and Ghosts, Oh My!
Chapter 12
Once upon a Time
Chapter 13
Earth Celebration
Chapter 14
Game Time
Chapter 15
Tasty Tunes and Tales
Appendix 1
Appendix 2

Amy Brown

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."
— Booklist