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Learning Through Songs

Author : Levin, Herbert & Levin, Gail

Learning Through Songs
ISBN : 9781891278013


A collection of 16 easy to learn songs composed especially for music teachers and music therapists to help children develop educational skills and concepts at the primary level. The songs have memorable melodies and lyrics that motivate children to develop cognitive skills in language, reading, classification, mathematics, science, and reasoning skills. At the same time, the beauty and structure of the songs help the children to explore their feelings and to develop interactional skills. 1997, 80 pages, Paperback.


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION     1

BEFORE YOU BEGIN     2

              Activity Description Page     2

                            Children Required     2

                             Lyrics     2

                             Specific Skills and Concepts Developed     2

                             Procedure     2

                            Variations     2

GENERAL TEACHING SUGGESTIONS     3

              Directing Techniques     4

Song #1    • RHYME TIME     5

Song #2    • WHAT’S IN YOUR HOUSE?     5

Song #3    • HOW OLD ARE YOU?     12

Song #4    • NOW AND BEFORE    15

Song #5    • EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES     19

Song #6    • WHAT DO YOU SAY?     21

Song #7    • YES, I CAN     24

Song #8    • WINDY WIND     28

Song #10   • LEARN ABOUT THINGS     33

Song #11   • SOME PEOPLE     36

Song #12   • WHEN IT RAINS     38

Song #13   • TODAY, YESTERDAY, AND TOMORROW     40

Song #14   • A SILLY SONG     42

Song #15   • SAD THINGS     44

Song #16   • FRIENDS     47

OBJECTIVES     50

              Cognitive Skills and Concepts     50

                             General Knowledge     50

                            Classification     51

                             Language     51

              Affective Skills and Concepts     53

                             Self-concept     53

                             Social Perception     54