Over 650 Activities to Teach Toddlers Using Familiar Rhymes and Songs
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Author: Pam Schiller, Thomas Moore
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 256, © 2006
With more than 250 songs, rhymes, and chants, this book is a fun way to enrich toddlers' language experiences. By incorporating songs, chants, and rhymes into the classroom, teachers provide opportunities for children to develop every aspect of reading readiness and literacy. While the selections themselves are a great way to enhance the development of literacy skills, the follow-up suggestions for story time, outdoor play, music and movement, and literacy extension activities will be a sure-fire hit with this age group.
Each selection is accompanied by:
- Related rhymes, songs, and chants
- Follow-up language enrichment activities, including ideas for developing oral language and phonological awareness
- Learning center ideas
- Outdoor play and/or music and movement activities
- Story time suggestions
"A not-to-miss title.
Pam Schiller, Ph.D., is a freelance early childhood author and consultant. She is Past-President of the Southern Early Childhood Association and Texas Association for the Education of Young Children. She served as Head of the Early Childhood Department at the University of Houston, where she also directed the Lab School. Pam is a highly sought after speaker and has given numerous presentations for organizations such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Southern Early Childhood Association, Association for Childhood Education International, and the International Reading Association. 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 thirty teacher and parent resource books.
Pam Schiller lives in Cypress, Texas.
Thomas Moore, Ph.D., is nationally recognized as an early childhood consultant, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and children's recording artist. He has given more than 800 speeches and workshops in the United States and abroad.
Thomas is a columnist for Children and Families, the magazine of the National Head Start Association. He has written cover stories for Early Childhood Today and parenting magazines as well as articles for Young Children, the journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). He has been a university associate professor of early childhood education and coordinator of the North Carolina Head Start Collaboration Project. Thomas earned his Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in early childhood education from Indiana State University.
Thomas Moore lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.