Making Music Fun For The Little Ones!
From Themes & Variationsby Christie Noble and Tracy Stener
Each book in this series contains a great collection of songs and activities for the kindergarten or primary classroom. Your students will love the silly sound effects, the opportunities to play instruments, movement activities, and singing storybooks. However, these books provide you with much more than great song collections. The lessons and activities that are included will help your pre-readers, emerging readers, and readers to improve their listening skills and their beginning reading skills.
The songs in these collections provide a wonderful source of predictable stories. Predictable texts supply needed support to emergent readers, who often enter reading by memorizing texts they have heard many times. When the predictable text is combined with illustrations - either as manipulatives that the students will sequence, or as SMART Notebook™ activities - you have a powerful tool for language learning. (Grades PreK-1)