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Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers, 2nd ED

Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers, 2nd ED

by Susan Kramer
Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers, 2nd ED

Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers, 2nd ED

by Susan Kramer



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How to teach toddlers, preschoolers and kids of varying abilities and special needs rhythms, floor exercises, large motor skills, expressive dance, kinesthetic mini-lessons, and full dances. With many photos and illustrations, a fun way to build up essential early skills before kindergarten. Basic lesson plan included. Perfect for homeschoolers, dance instructors, and early childhood education teachers. 6,335 words.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781794821309
Publication date: 11/13/2021
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Susan Kramer is author of The Rhythmic Movement Dance Series of the Gateway to Educational Materials of the United States Department of Education, and a graduate of Peabody Institute Preparatory Dance of Johns Hopkins University.

Table of Contents

I. Clapping Rhythms, 1. Clapping in 4/4 time, 2. Clapping in 2/2 time, 3. Clapping in 2/4 time, 4. Clapping syllables, II. Floor Exercises, 1. The Rocker, 2. The Squirrel, 3. The Owl, 4. The Starfish, III. Rhythmic Movements, 1. Walking, 2. Running, 3. Galloping, 4. Marching, 5. Balancing, 6. Hopping, 7. Swinging, 8. Sliding, IV. Expressive Dance, Nursery Rhymes for Expressive Dance:, Hickory, Dickory, Dock; Humpty Dumpty; Jack and Jill, London Bridge Is Falling Down; Pop Goes the Weasel, Rain, Rain Go Away; Rock-a-Bye Baby, See-Saw Margery Daw, V. Mini-Lessons, 1. Climbing Stairs Alternating Feet, 2. Which Way Game, 3. ABA Sequencing, 4. Circle Dance for Making Shapes, 5. Making a Straight Line Game, 6. Curving and Zigzag Lines, 7. Practice Making Horizontal Lines, 8. Stretching in Vertical Lines, 9. Diagonal Line Shapes, 10. Shaping Outlines, 11. Right Side and Left Side Cargo Train Game, 12. Clockwise and Counterclockwise Circles, 13. Moving Forward and Backward Game, VI. Large Dances with Songs, 1. Jingle Bells: running steps 2/2 time, 2. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep: galloping 2/4 time, 3. Bobby Shaftoe: sliding 2/4 time, 4. Mary Had a Little Lamb: galloping 2/4 time, 5. Allouette: walking or marching 4/4 time, 6. Frère Jacques: marching and sliding 4/4 time, 7. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: galloping 2/4 time, VII. Basic Lesson Plan,

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