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

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
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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
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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876590201
  • Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Series: Pam Schiller Theme Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 836,689
  • 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 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
Baby Bumblebee 16
Mosquitoes 19
The Ants Go Marching 22
The Insect Song 25
My Pet Mosquito 28
Nobody Likes Me 31
Fuzzy Caterpillar 35
Little Ant's Hill/Little Bee's Hive 39
Bugs 43
Grasshopper 47
The Bee and the Pup 51
My Busy Garden 55
Little Ants 59
Little Caterpillar 62
All Around the Yard 66
Can You Move With Me? 70
Over in the Meadow 74
Shoo Fly 78
Flea Fly Flow 82
Five Little Ladybugs 85
Itsy Bitsy Spider 89
More Learning and Fun 92
Songs 93
Poems and Chants 93
Fingerplays 93
Story 94
Recipes 97
Rebus Recipes 98
Patterns 101
Sequence Cards 12
Rebus Insect Checklist 118
Venn Diagram 119
KWL Chart 120
American Sign Language Signs 121
References and Bibliography 123
Indexes 123
Theme Index 123
Children's Book Index 124
Index 125
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