The I Can't Sing Book: For Grown-ups Who Can't Carry a Tune in a Paper Bag...But Want to do Music with Young Children

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Who says you need an opera singer's voice to teach music to young children? Fascinating, easy activities help even the most tone-deaf adult show children the wonder and magic of making and hearing music. All you need are things like rubber bands, paperclips, jingle bells and paper plates to bring the joy of music to children.
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Overview

Who says you need an opera singer's voice to teach music to young children? Fascinating, easy activities help even the most tone-deaf adult show children the wonder and magic of making and hearing music. All you need are things like rubber bands, paperclips, jingle bells and paper plates to bring the joy of music to children.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Chernak
Subtitled ...for Grownups Who Can't Carry a Tune in a Paper Bag, this softcover from teacher-singer Miss Jackie shows that anyone can sing, and can teach someone else to do so. Just follow her easy steps about repeating words, clapping and tapping, and doing what comes naturally and you'll be a winner and able to share the joy music has to offer. Lots of original as well as traditional verses and songs, plenty of make-them-yourself instruments and down-to-earth suggestions make this a great resource for parents and teachers alike. Give it a try.
School Library Journal
Silberg presents a variety of songs, action rhymes, clapping games, and activities, each labeled for age appropriateness and educational value. She clearly loves her subject and tries to communicate the ways that music can enrich the lives of children and parents. However, her unflagging attention to each activity's educational value results in the repetition of many self-evident phrases, such as "develops listening skills." Contrary to the title, this is not a how-to on singing. Instead, it offers many wonderful suggestions for music activities that will probably appeal more to adults who already feel comfortable using music in their programming. For the uninitiated, many of the suggestions that are no doubt accessible when demonstrated in the author's workshops are a bit flat on the written page. The lack of resources, such as a list of music recordings, is an additional problem.-Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876591918
  • Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Jackie Silberg, who has an M.S. in child development, is an early childhood advocate and popular keynote speaker. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Emporia State University, recognizing her current achievements as well as her long and prolific career. Jackie founded and directed the Jewish Community Center School of Music in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked for Channel 41 television, planning the music and performing her original music for a children's program called "41 Treehouse Lane." She wrote and produced a television show for Time Warner called "Just Kids," which addressed children's needs and interests. Jackie has worked as a consultant with the Discovery Channel, setting up their music streaming website. She has given workshops, keynote addresses, seminars, and family concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, and in Singapore. Jackie has served as an adjunct instructor at both Emporia State University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City and lectures at Johnson County Community College. Jackie is the owner of Miss Jackie Music Company.
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