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Author: Pam Schiller, Thomas Moore
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 256, © 2004
Rhyme, rhythm, and music are an essential part of a quality early childhood program. The authors of the perennial favorite, Where is Thumbkin? have created activities children will love to accompany the 250 rhymes and songs in this invaluable new literacy book. Children learn letter recognition, vocabulary, phonemic awareness while they are singing and rhyming. Each rhyme or song includes theme connections so teachers can easily add literacy and music into their daily plans.
|Here is Thumbkin
Sequel to Where Is Thumbkin?. More favorite singable songs for kids are arranged according to the months of the year. These songs are also a treasury of hard-to-find classics. Guide includes song lyrics, activities and book connections.
"Music is MAGIC! The 'Doctors' (Schiller and Moore) have served up the perfect 'medicine' for developing literacy skills in a meaningful and FUN way!..."
"Pam & Thomas have put together a wonderful literacy book using favorite children's songs as a catalyst. This book will inspire parents and teachers to share the joy of music with their children while developing language and reading skills.-Jackie Silberg, Best"
"Language development is the most important factor in a child's readiness to read. Pam Schiller and Thomas Moore have teamed-up to produce a great music-related resource that will build children's vocabulary in a fun and appropriate way."
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.