The Book of Bounces: Wonderful Songs and Rhymes Passed down from Generation to Generation for Infants and Toddlers

The Book of Bounces: Wonderful Songs and Rhymes Passed down from Generation to Generation for Infants and Toddlers

by John M. Feierabend
     
 

Encouraging the centuries-old practice of amusing and distracting babies by bouncing them on the knee, this collection contains more than 150 traditional songs and rhymes for bouncing, including "Pop Goes the Weasel," "To Market, To Market," and "This Is the Way the Ladies Ride."  See more details below

Overview

Encouraging the centuries-old practice of amusing and distracting babies by bouncing them on the knee, this collection contains more than 150 traditional songs and rhymes for bouncing, including "Pop Goes the Weasel," "To Market, To Market," and "This Is the Way the Ladies Ride."

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“Lullabies, simple songs, and rhymes! They are so much more than notes and rhythms—they have a way of bringing adults and children close together in warm, fun, loving ways. This rich collection of classic treasures that John Feieraband has gathered can easily nourish both children and their adults.” —Fred Rogers, creator and host, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Children's Literature - Leah Hanson
To market, to market, to buy a fat pig, home again, home again, jiggity jig! With a child on your lap and songs and rhymes in your "parent toolbox," this rhyme and dozens of other "bounces" offer entertainment, distraction, activity, and bonding for parent and baby. Feierabend has compiled hundreds of bounces in one volume as part of the "First Steps in Music" series. Simple rhymes and short songs are organized by topic, single staff sheet music is provided where appropriate, and suggestions for movements to accompany the rhymes are included. Bounces from around the world add an international flair. Feierabend's introduction provides both context for the collected bounces, as well as instructions for how to bounce newborns, infants and toddlers. In our tech-laden homes of iPhones and X-boxes, this compilation offers parents and caregivers a rich storehouse of traditional rhymes and serves as a reminder that some of the best ways to entertain our children are with silly words and a bounce on the knee. Reviewer: Leah Hanson
Christian Parenting Today
...if you're looking for an easy way to introduce your child to the wonderful world of music, this new book series is a great place to start...John Feierabend has combed the past to put together some of our most cherished songs.—Christian Parenting Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579990558
Publisher:
Gia Publications
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
First Steps in Music series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
717,335
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

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Fred Rogers
This rich collection of classic treasures that John Feieraband has gathered can easily nourish both children and their adults.--Fred Rogers, creator and host, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Meet the Author

John M. Feierabend is professor and chair of the music education division at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford in Connecticut. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.

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