Fabulous Food: 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children

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From "Sipping Cider Through a Straw" to "Apples and Bananas," children will sing and learn about a variety of foods while exploring nutrition and traditions. The enclosed CD features 25 fun songs-old favorites and originals-and the book offers more than 300 activities that help children appreciate the fabulous food we enjoy every day.

Every song has:

  • Literacy Links to teach comprehension skills, letter ...
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Overview

From "Sipping Cider Through a Straw" to "Apples and Bananas," children will sing and learn about a variety of foods while exploring nutrition and traditions. The enclosed CD features 25 fun songs-old favorites and originals-and the book offers more than 300 activities that help children appreciate the fabulous food we enjoy every day.

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. Peanut Butter
  2. Have You Been to Candyland?
  3. Chew, Chew, Chew Your Food
  4. The Donut Song
  5. Bread and Jelly
  6. Raindrop Song
  7. The Muffin Man
  8. Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow
  9. Goober Peas
  10. The Watermelon Song
  11. One Bottle of Pop
  12. Hamburger
  13. Hinky Dinky 'Double D' Farm
  14. Hot Cross Buns
  15. Fast Food
  16. Sippin' Cider Through a Straw
  17. Apples and Bananas
  18. Go Bananas!
  19. Shortnin' Bread
  20. A Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track
  21. Did You Feed My Cow?
  22. Chocolate Chip Cookies
  23. Betty Botter
  24. My Lollipop
  25. Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876590218
  • Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • 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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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
Peanut Butter 16
Have You Been to Candyland? 20
Chew, Chew, Chew Your Food 24
The Donut Song 28
Bread and Jelly 31
Raindrop Song 34
The Muffin Man 38
Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow 41
Goober Peas 44
The Watermelon Song 47
One Bottle of Pop 50
Hamburger 53
Hinky Dinky 'Double D' Farm 56
Hot Cross Buns 59
Fast Food 62
Sippin' Cider Through a Straw 65
Apples and Bananas 68
Go Bananas! 72
Shortnin' Bread 75
A Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track 78
Did You Feed My Cow? 81
Chocolate Chip Cookies 85
Betty Botter 88
My Lollipop 91
Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar? 94
More Learning and Fun 97
Songs 97
Chants 98
Fingerplays 98
Action Rhymes and Chants 99
Action Story 99
Puppet Story 100
Fabulous Food Facts 100
Recipes 101
Rebus Recipe Cards 103
Sequence Cards 110
Matching Game 112
Patterns 113
American Sign Language Signs 116
References and Bibliography 117
Indexes 118
Theme Index 118
Children's Book Index 118
Index 120
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