The perfect book to introduce rhythm instruments to young children. The activities bring music into the classroom and offer ways for children to participate in the music experience, using rhythm sticks, sand blocks, bells, shakers, and more! Children make the sound of the ocean waves using shakers, pretend to be a train using sand blocks, create a rainstorm with rhythm sticks and perform circus tricks with jingle bells. Plus, they learn to play the instruments along with their favorite songs. "101 Rhythm Instrument Activities" is perfect for parents, early childhood teachers and music teachers who work with toddlers through age six.
Abigail Flesch Connors is an early-childhood music specialist. Her programs include singing, dance, rhythm instrument activities, literacy/music activities and listening games.
Abigail Conners is an Early Childhood Music Specialist throughout the New Jersey area. Her programs include singing, dance, rhythm instrument activities, literacy/music activities, and listening games. This is her first book with Gryphon House.
"Easy to use and filled with many great 'why didn't I think of that' ideas. The piggyback chant and song activities are dynamic and lend themselves equally well for use by the beginner, as well as, the veteran searching for fun and innovative ways to incorporate music/instruments into their daily curriculum. This book is a must-have resource for any early childhood classroom teacher or music teacher/therapist." - Stephen Fite, musician and President of Melody House "What fun! Abigail Flesch Connors' 101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children offers teachers and children a wonderful alternative to experiencing music through singing alone. The movement, rhythm, and creativity emphasized in this book are essential to the early childhood experience -- and that's only the start of what children learn from these clever activities." - Rae Pica, Author of Teachable Transitions and Wiggle, Giggle, and Shake