Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Let's Start the Music

Brown, Amy. Let's Start the Music: Programming for Primary Grades. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1166-2

Publisher's Description
Music programs have been scaled back or eliminated altogether from the curricula of many schools. Luckily, storytimes offer ideal opportunities for music and songs. In this collection of easy-to-use, easy-to-adapt library programs for children in grades K-3, Brown connects songs and musical activities directly to books kids love to read. Offering several thematic programs, complete with stories, songs, and flannelboard and other activities, her book includes

  • Music activities, lists of music-related books, mix-and-match activities, and additional web resources
  • Terrific tips on how to teach songs to young children
  • Ways to develop original songs and rhythms to enliven children’s books
Even if you can’t carry a tune in a bushel basket, this handy resource has everything you need to start the music in your storytimes.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
The Importance of Music

Chapter 2
Incorporating Songs and Instruments into Library Programming

Chapter 3
Instrument Jam Band

Chapter 4
Feel the Rhythm

Chapter 5
Sing-Along Stories and Songs

Chapter 6
Moving and Grooving

Chapter 7
A Sound Hullabaloo

Chapter 8
Musical Potpourri

Chapter 9
Animal Antics

Chapter 10
Camp Do Re Mi

Chapter 11
Dragons, Monsters, and Ghosts, Oh My!

Chapter 12
Once upon a Time

Chapter 13
Earth Celebration

Chapter 14
Game Time

Chapter 15
Tasty Tunes and Tales

Appendix 1
Appendix 2