The Book of Songs & Rhymes with Beat Motions: Revised Edition (First Steps in Music series) (Paperback)
It feels great to get into a rhythm! Establishing a feeling for the beat is central to all rhythmic development, and with The Book of Songs and Rhymes with Beat Motions children of all ages can enjoy fun games while developing a feel for rhythm patterns. Whether felt in the hands, the feet, or with the whole body, the games in this book will have all participants keeping the beat. Because they are easy to learn and fun to play, songs and rhymes with beat motions are a wonderful way to engage children, while at the same time planting seeds of musical sensitivity and imagination. This special book, for the first time, collects the most cherished of these songs and rhymes (some in danger of being lost or forgotten), enabling your family to carry on the tradition of laughter and learning for generations!
John M. Feierabend has spent decades compiling songs and rhymes from the memories of the American people, in hopes that these treasures will be preserved for future generations. He is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Music Education Division of The Hartt School of the University of Hartford.