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Bugs, Bugs, Bugs: 21 Songs and Over 250 Activities for Young Children
     

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs: 21 Songs and Over 250 Activities for Young Children

by Pam Schiller, Deborah Johnson (Illustrator), Clarissa Willis
 

From "Baby Bumblebee" to "The Ants Go Marching," children will sing and learn about the insects they encounter in their own backyards. The enclosed CD features 21 fun songs-old favorites and originals-and the book offers more than 250 activities that help children appreciate the wonderful world of bugs.

Every song has:

  • Literacy Links to teach

Overview

From "Baby Bumblebee" to "The Ants Go Marching," children will sing and learn about the insects they encounter in their own backyards. The enclosed CD features 21 fun songs-old favorites and originals-and the book offers more than 250 activities that help children appreciate the wonderful world of bugs.

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
  • "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. Baby Bumblebee
  2. Mosquitoes
  3. The Ants Go Marching
  4. The Insect Song
  5. My Pet Mosquito
  6. Nobody Likes Me
  7. Fuzzy Caterpillar
  8. Little Ant's Hill/Little Bee's Hive
  9. Bugs
  10. Grasshopper
  11. The Bee and the Pup
  12. My Busy Garden
  13. Little Ants
  14. Little Caterpillar
  15. All Around the Yard
  16. Can You Move With Me?
  17. Over in the Meadow
  18. Shoo Fly
  19. Flea Fly Flow
  20. Five Little Ladybugs
  21. Itsy Bitsy Spider

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A not-to-miss title." - The Field Guide to Parenting
Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
This sourcebook on bugs will be a welcome delight for elementary teachers, both in the public arena and the private. Simple activities are presented in a theme format for all curriculums. Each activity also includes a song that children can be taught that presents the facts they need to remember about the lesson. Music is included on an audio CD in the back of the book. Each lesson includes vocabulary words, the song, curriculum connections for science, language, writing and music, and movement. A home assignment is included at the end of each lesson. Supplemental pages offer cards to teach sequence, rhyming, and sign language for some vocabulary. References, a bibliography, a theme index, and a general index are included. Also of special interest is the "Children's Book Index," which indexes all of the book titles recommended for each theme. For instance, the lesson on spiders recommends the use of Miss Spider's Tea Party, and the lesson on mosquitoes recommends the use of Can I keep Him? by Stephen Kellogg. This is a valued resource for every elementary classroom teacher. If cataloged for the professional collection, it may be difficult to keep it in the Media Center.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876590201
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Series:
Pam Schiller Theme Series
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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