Music and Circle Time: Using Music, Rhythm, Rhyme and Song

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SAGE, May 9, 2006 - Education - 104 pages
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' The book shows you how to confidently intergrate music into circle time and will be a useful addition to many teachers' resources'-Early Years Update

'[A]n excellent resource for all teachers looking to introduce music to children aged from four to seven-years-old... The instructions are clear and precise, making it easy to use... an invaluable resource for all busy practitioners' - Early Years Educator

'The book is packed with ideas and the simple format makes it easy to use. Many of the suggestions can be used straight from the book or easily adapted to fit the interests of your own class... The book shows you how to confidently integrate music into circle time and will be a useful addition to many teachers' resources' - Early Years Update

In the same popular and accessible style as Margaret Collins' established and successful Circle Time series, this book provides user-friendly classroom activities to engage young children.

It uses Circle Time techniques to help children use and learn about:

o rhythm, jingles, raps and chants

o songs

o instruments

o ring games

o music, art and story projects.

The enjoyable activities can also enhance learning of other aspects of the curriculum. There is evidence that children who are familiar with a wide ranging repertoire of rhymes and songs learn to read earlier.

Using this book all teachers will be able to use music in their Circle Time sessions in a confident and creative manner.

Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Rhythm Jingles Raps and Chants
5
Songs
13
Instruments
23
Movement
31
Ring Games
37
Music To Listen To
47
Music and Art Projects
53
Story and Music Projects
61
Notes On The Lives of Some WellKnown Composers
79
Ballet and Other Stories
84
Music Notation
92
Resources
94
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Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE.

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