The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays, and Chants
Children ages 3 to 6 will delight in the sounds of language as they build a strong foundation in skills such as listening, imagination, coordination, spatial and body awareness, and more. In this giant book of rhythm and rhyme, you may even find a few of your own childhood favorites!
Award-winning author Jackie Silberg is an early childhood advocate and popular keynote speaker. Her best selling books include Games to Play with Babies, Games to Play with Toddlers, Games to Play with Two Year Olds, 125 Brain Games for Babies, 125 Brain Games for Toddlers and Twos, 300 Three Minute Games, 500 Five Minute Games, and The I Can't Sing Book. She lives in Leawood, Kansas.
Pam Schiller shares her extensive knowledge of children in workshops, radio and television interviews, and as a popular keynote speaker and author. Her award-winning titles include Creating Readers, Start Smart, The Complete Resource Book, The Values Book, and Count on Math. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.
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A treasure trove of rhymes, el al. Depending on where and when you grew up, this should refresh your memory on many of the songs and rhymes that you knew as a kid. I venture to say that much, if not most, of these little pieces are disappearing. Maybe that's inevitable—after all we've probably lost the little rhymes and songs that commonly entertained people two hundred years ago in the United States. But that doesn't make it any less sad to those of us who are old enough to witness these gems being forgotten.
There is only issue I have with this publication; I wish Ms. Schiller, or her editors, had included more details. For example, the song, "Daisy Bell," which is called "A Bicycle Built for Two" in this book, was composed in 1892 by Harry Dacre. Certainly it's old enough to be in the public domain, but Mr. Dacre should still have been given credit. And if there are parodies of the song in this book (there should be) they should be cross referencing each other.
Notwithstanding the lack of details, this is good reference and should be one of the must-haves for parents, teachers, and anyone who has children in their lives. Especially young children, yes, but I think many of these pieces can be shared with children older than six. -Alvin McGovern, Folk Singer and Teacher, IL
Lots of Songs!User Review - mrsgame - Overstock.com
The book has lots of songs and includes a CD. Excellent book to have if youre a preschool teacher or anyone who has a love for children songs Read full review
Was Going to Banbury
Cuántos Cuentos?How Many Tales
Flour of England Fruit of Spain
A Pie Sat on a Pear Tree
Porridge Is Bubbling
There Was a Maid on Scrabble Hill
There Were Three Jovial Huntsmen
This Is the Way We Wash Our Face
Three Little Witches
Here is a Beehive
Hey My Name Is Joe
Hickety Pickety My Black
Hot Cross Buns
Jim Along Josie
Little Maid Little Maid
Little Sir Echo
Matthew Mark Luke and John
Miss Polly Had a Dolly