Thirty everyday items, such as balloons, pinwheels, and plastic eggs, are transformed into tactile learning tools in this highly creative, hands-on, general music resource. Following an informative opening about the history, research, and value of educational manipulatives, each section provides several physical activities (with extensions and modifications) that are clearly tied to musical concepts of all kinds. Teach rhythm, melody, harmony, form, notation, composition, singing, playing---the possibilities are actually endless, as the approachable author shares her philosophy and practical tips (from her own classroom) on designing new activities, and provides teacher workspace for educators to develop their own unique lessons. Recommended for grades Pre-K--6.
|Composed by:||Danielle Bayert|