Tap and Rap, Move and Groove

Tap and Rap, Move and Groove

Tap and Rap, Move and Groove

Tap and Rap, Move and Groove

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Young children play and learn together with lively dance chants.

Tap and Rap, Move and Groove brings movement into homes and early childhood classrooms with rhythmic chants for children to move and dance to. Designed to link movement, language, and rhythm, the chants are for children and adults to do together, saying the words while performing the movement prompts.

Step and clap, step and clap,
As we do our waving rap!
Wave your arms, way up high.
Reach your fingers to the sky.

Woven throughout Tap and Rap, Move and Groove are many opportunities for children to contribute their own ideas and explore movement possibilities, nurturing creative thinking, problem-solving, and self-expression. Dance chants also provide language benefits, as children incorporate new vocabulary, recognize rhythm, repeat the sequence of words and movements, and learn how the chants partner with specific movements.

No music is required for the dance chants, but it can be added. Tap and Rap, Move and Groove includes information for adults who want to enhance and expand the dance activities with music, props, varied words, and movements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798885540520
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication date: 09/19/2023
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 500,626
Product dimensions: 11.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile: AD370L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

About the Author

Connie Bergstein Dow has an MFA from the University of Michigan and is the author One, Two, What Can I Do? Dance and Music for the Whole Day; Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn! Enriching Movement Activities for Preschoolers; From A to Z with Energy; and Tap and Rap, Move and Groove. She has also written a preschool teacher handbook for WeTHRIVE! with movement activities that address the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards for language arts and mathematics and contributed to the development of a dance curriculum for the Ohio Department of Education Model Arts Curriculum. Connie has also written articles for Highlights High Five, Teaching Young Children and Young Children (NAEYC), and Early Childhood News. She divides her time between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Boulder, Colorado.

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