101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children

101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children

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by Abigail Flesch Connors, Deborah Wright
     
 

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The perfect book to introduce rhythm instruments to young children! 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…  See more details below

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The perfect book to introduce rhythm instruments to young children! 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 6.

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"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

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Designed for early childhood educators, this instructional manual provides an easy-to-use format for introducing preschoolers to rhythm and its many variations. In the introduction, the author—an early childhood specialist herself—states that the goal is to respect and satisfy children's need to make noise while gently guiding them toward expressing themselves musically. She notes that rhythm instruments are an especially good learning tool to reach that goal. The book contains selections of fun activities that involve several different kinds of simple rhythm instruments; some activities are the author's original creations, while others are adapted from well-known songs and stories. Chapters are devoted to outlining exercises for specific instruments, including rhythm sticks, shakers (maracas), jingle bells, and sand blocks. An additional chapter combines rhythmic activities for cymbals, triangles, drums, and tambourines. Most exercises are intended for children aged three to six, but the author also devotes a short chapter to working with toddlers as young as 18 months. The book also contains a chapter titled "Rhythm Band Activities," which outlines fun, rhythmic exercises that children can enjoy as a group. Three indexes are included: a standard index, another that divides the activities by season, and a third that lists them by subject. The book also contains monthly planning pages for teachers. 2004, Gryphon House Inc, Ages Adult.
—Robbin Gould

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876591376
Publisher:
Gryphon House, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,159,853
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author


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.

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101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been using this book for several years in my preschool and pre-K music classes. It has given me many ideas for using rhythm instruments in my classes.
MusicTeacher17 More than 1 year ago
This book is OK, not so much for music teachers. It could be useful for classroom teachers. I bought it expecting more application for my music classroom with 3 & 4 year olds in the preschool use.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first found this book at the local library. I have checked it out so many times that I decided to add it to my personal library! The introductions to rhythm instruments are wonderful for my 3 and 4 year old preschool music classes. This book goes way beyond your everyday rhythm stick beat. I can't say enough about it!