Do You Know the Muffin Man?: Literacy Activities Using Favorite Rhymes and Songs

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Rhyme, rhythm, and music are an essential part of a quality early childhood program. The authors of the perennial favorite, Where is Thumbkin? have created activities children will love to accompany the 250 rhymes and songs in this invaluable new literacy book. Children learn letter recognition, vocabulary, phonemic awareness while they are singing and rhyming. Each rhyme or song includes theme connections so teachers can easily add literacy and music into their daily plans. ...
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Overview

Rhyme, rhythm, and music are an essential part of a quality early childhood program. The authors of the perennial favorite, Where is Thumbkin? have created activities children will love to accompany the 250 rhymes and songs in this invaluable new literacy book. Children learn letter recognition, vocabulary, phonemic awareness while they are singing and rhyming. Each rhyme or song includes theme connections so teachers can easily add literacy and music into their daily plans.
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In their introduction, the authors of this preschool teachers' resource state: "The activities suggested with the songs, chants, and rhymes in this book provide opportunities for enhancing the development of listening and oral language development skills, as well as opportunities for building comprehension skills, supporting print awareness, and refining the knowledge and recognition of letters." The more than 250 songs, rhymes, and chants that follow this introduction have hundreds of activities that meet the objectives of the authors. Every title has the following listings: related songs, chants, and rhymes; literacy activities; learning centers; outdoor play; and, music and movement activities. Teachers can choose to create a curriculum completely around a specific song, chant, or rhyme or simply use a suggested activity to enhance an already established lesson. There is a chart at the end of the book that groups the song, chants, and rhymes thematically to make this opportunity that much easier. The authors have chosen songs, rhymes, and chants familiar to multiple generations and regions. They provide music websites in the appendix should a tune be unfamiliar to the user. The appendix also provides activity sheets suggested within the book. There are four indexes: theme, songs, games, and general. This is a simple resource to use and will motivate even the most hesitant singer to provide learning opportunities in exuberant song. 2004, Gryphon House, Ages adult.
—Andrea Sears Andrews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876592885
  • Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 986,155
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (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. Thomas Moore, Ph.D., is nationally recognized as an early childhood consultant, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and children's recording artist. He has given more than 800 speeches and workshops in the United States and abroad. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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