Bountiful Earth: 27 Songs and Over 250 Activities for Young Children

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Overview

From "Down by the Bay" to "I Love the Mountains," children will sing and learn about our wonderful world. The enclosed CD features 25 fun songs -old favorites and originals-and the book offers more than 300 activities that help children appreciate the amazing planet earth that we call home.

Every song has:

  • Literacy Links to teach comprehension skills, letter knowledge, and phonemic awareness
  • Curriculum Connections to integrate the content of the song with curriculum areas such as math, art, sand and water play, science, outdoor play, field trips, and discovery
  • a "Did You Know?" section with fun and interesting facts related to the song
  • a vocabulary list to enhance children's language skills
  • theme connections
  • home activities to extend the learning
  • related children's books

All children love to sing and learn, so the book includes both English language learner strategies and special needs adaptations.

Songs Include:

  1. I Love the Mountains
  2. Down by the Bay
  3. Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down
  4. Down by the Old Mill Stream
  5. The Green Grass Grew All Around
  6. Johnny Appleseed
  7. Mister Moon
  8. Winter Is Coming
  9. I Made a Pumpkin
  10. When I'm Chilly
  11. Earth Is Our Home
  12. White Coral Bells
  13. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  14. Mister Sun
  15. Rain, Rain Go Away
  16. We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands
  17. Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree
  18. Little Drop of Dew
  19. The Weather Song
  20. It's Raining
  21. Caps, Mittens, Boots, and Scarf
  22. The Seeds Grow
  23. Cuckoo Round
  24. Swinging Along
  25. America the Beautiful
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876590164
  • Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Series: Pam Schiller Book/CD Series Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (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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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Music in the Early Years 7
Thematic Content 7
Literacy Concepts 7
Optimizing Memory and Learning 8
Expanding the Children's Learning With Activities 9
Modifications 9
Special Needs 9
English Language Learners 11
Involving English Language Learners in Music Activities 11
How to Use This Book 13
Bibliography 13
Songs and Activities 15
I Love the Mountains 16
Down by the Bay 19
Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down 22
Down by the Old Mill Stream 27
The Green Grass Grew All Around 31
Johnny Appleseed 35
Mister Moon 40
Winter Is Coming 43
I Made a Pumpkin 46
When I'm Chilly 50
Earth Is Our Home 53
White Coral Bells 56
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 59
Mister Sun 62
Rain, Rain, Go Away 66
We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands 69
Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree 72
Little Drop of Dew 76
The Weather Song 80
It's Raining 84
Caps, Mittens, Boots, and Scarf 87
The Seeds Grow 90
Cuckoo Round 93
Swinging Along 96
America the Beautiful 99
More Learning and Fun 102
Songs 102
Poems, Chants, and Rhymes 103
Fingerplays and Action Rhymes 104
Listening Stories 105
Sequence Cards 107
Rhyming Word Game 108
Rebus Cards 110
Word Web Pattern 118
KWL Chart Pattern 119
American Sign Language Signs 120
Alphabet Finger Signs 122
References and Bibliography 123
Indexes 124
Theme Index 124
Children's Book Index 124
Index 125
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