Experiences in Movement & Music: Birth to Age 8

Overview

EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC AND MOVEMENT helps you develop a movement-oriented setting for teaching children ages birth to eight years. In addition to providing a complete, ready-to-implement movement program, the author presents techniques for weaving movement and music into your day and across your curriculum. Ample resources and appendices include websites and other sources for ordering music, instruments, equipment, and props, and more.

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Overview

EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC AND MOVEMENT helps you develop a movement-oriented setting for teaching children ages birth to eight years. In addition to providing a complete, ready-to-implement movement program, the author presents techniques for weaving movement and music into your day and across your curriculum. Ample resources and appendices include websites and other sources for ordering music, instruments, equipment, and props, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133491453
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/2012

Meet the Author

Founder and director of Moving & Learning, Rae Pica is an internationally recognized education consultant specializing in early childhood physical activity. Known for her lively and informative presentations, she has worked with the Sesame Street Research Department, Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, and state health departments throughout the country. She is the author of 17 books, including the three-book MOVING & LEARNING Series, the award-winning GREAT GAMES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, and JUMP INTO LITERACY: ACTIVE LEARNING FOR PRESCHOOLERS. Ms. Pica also hosts the syndicated podcast, "Body, Mind, and Child," interviewing experts in the fields of early childhood education, motor development/physical education, the neurosciences, and more.

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Table of Contents


Part 1: THE BASICS OF MOVEMENT EDUCATION.
1. Movement's Role in Child Development.
2. Movement's Role in Musical and Creative Development.
3. Child Development Characteristics and Their Impact on the Movement Program.
4. Content of the Movement Program.
Part 2: PLANNING FOR MOVEMENT AND MUSIC.
5. Lesson Planning.
6. The When, Where, and What of Movement Sessions.
7. Choosing and Using Music.
Part 3: FACILITATING MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES.
8. Teaching Methods.
9. Creating and Maintaining a Positive Learning Environment.
Part 4: MOVEMENT AND MUSIC THROUGH THE DAY.
10. Movement Across the Curriculum.
11. Using Movement and Music for Transitions.
12. Bringing Movement Education Outdoors.
Appendix 1: Appropriate Practices in Movement Programs for Children.
Appendix 2: Sources and Resources.
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