Something Musical Happened at the Library

Something Musical Happened at the Library

Adding Song and Dance to Children's Story Programs

eBook - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A guide to making music a part of a children's story hour provides lesson plans that mix picture books with songs, an annotated bibliography, and a discography.

Book News
Reid (children's literature and literature for adolescents, U. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) details, for both nonmusicians and musicians, how to make music a part of a children's story hour at a library. He provides eight 30-minute lesson plans that mix songs and picture storybooks, followed by a lengthy annotated bibliography and lists of songs, as well as a list of songs that match picture books. Lesson plans contain an overview, recommended theme-related songs, and descriptions of related picture books. The book is a companion to Children's Jukebox, Second Edition and is meant for librarians and educators. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
Children's music has been absent from library storytimes - Rob Reid, renowned children's programming expert, offers a companion to Children's Jukebox, second edition. Here's a comprehensive guide to making music an integral and engaging part of children's story hour. Drawing on thousands of hours of listening and programming, Reid selects the best of the best into eight ready-to-use lesson plans to help you quickly and easily make music an everyday part of your programs. Annotated bibliographies and resource lists make a wide range of materials accessible, including picture books featuring song lyrics, music and musicians, and dance and dancers.
Children's librarians, school library media specialists, early childhood educators, and preschool and elementary teachers can grab Something Musical Happened at the Library today and incorporate music into their children's programs tomorrow.

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2007
ISBN: 9781441618917
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 158 pages) : illustrations


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