Marlene Rattigan is an Early Childhood teacher, a teacher of English as a Second Language, and from 1987-2000 was a nationally accredited fitness leader. Her background is in music education. A keen interest in motor development in children led to the creation of Kidz-Fiz-Biz which she taught successfully for 13 years. Marlene also conducts workshops for children, teachers and parents at schools, in the community and at festivals. These books are an extension of her 'Kidz-Fiz-Biz' programme.
"kidz-fiz-biz is an essential resource for busy teachers, especially those lacking extensive musical expertise. Everything you require for each session is provided, avoiding the necessity to search around for just the right piece of music. At the same time, sessions are sufficiently flexible to enable the substitution of other musical scores or ideas. Whether you decide to use the programme in toto, or as a springboard for your own ideas, the outcome will be the same. You will be contributing to the children's joy in learning, at the same time as developing their physical and musical prowess. kidz-fiz-biz is a timely resource that comes highly recommended." Dawn Butterworth PhD BA BEd (hons) DipKTC AmusA"