And the Cow Jumped Over the Moon: Over 650 Activities to Teach Toddlers Using Familiar Rhymes and Songs

And the Cow Jumped Over the Moon: Over 650 Activities to Teach Toddlers Using Familiar Rhymes and Songs

by Pam Schiller, Thomas Moore
     
 

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With more than 250 songs, rhymes, and chants, this book is a fun way to enrich toddlers' language experiences. By incorporating songs, chants, and rhymes into the classroom, teachers provide opportunities for children to develop every aspect of reading readiness and literacy. While the selections themselves are a great way to enhance the development of literacy skills

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With more than 250 songs, rhymes, and chants, this book is a fun way to enrich toddlers' language experiences. By incorporating songs, chants, and rhymes into the classroom, teachers provide opportunities for children to develop every aspect of reading readiness and literacy. While the selections themselves are a great way to enhance the development of literacy skills, the follow-up suggestions for story time, outdoor play, music and movement, and literacy extension activities will be a sure-fire hit with this age group.

Each selection is accompanied by:

  • Related rhymes, songs, and chants
  • Follow-up language enrichment activities, including ideas for developing oral language and phonological awareness
  • Learning center ideas
  • Outdoor play and/or music and movement activities
  • Story time suggestions

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From the Publisher

"A not-to-miss title." - The Field Guide to Parenting
Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
More than 250 songs, rhymes, and chants especially for toddlers and two-year-olds have been collected in this book by two veteran early childhood educators. Several pages of introduction tout the value of "talking" and singing in developing literacy skills for both speakers and nonspeakers, as well as provide tips for teachers or caregivers in working with both. Other developmental domains are discussed, with caution to teachers on not overscheduling or planning for children this age. Encouragement for teachers to sing with joy without concern for musical ability is included. The songs are featured in alphabetical order and each one includes the words with suggested melody, follow-up questions, language enrichment activities, extension activities in other developmental domains, and lists of related stories. A thematic chart at the end of the book groups related songs and chants. American Sign Language graphics illustrate simple words and the alphabet for teaching, and an alphabetical index of songs, and one for chants and rhymes are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876592960
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Pam Schiller, Ph.D., is an early childhood author, consultant, and highly sought after speaker. She has written numerous articles for early childhood journals, including Child Care Information Exchange and Texas Child Care Quarterly. Pam is the author of five early childhood curriculums, eleven children's books and more than 30 teacher and parent resource books.

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