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101 Rhythm Instrument...

101 Rhythm Instrument...

Fall 2004 Doing & Learning
Ages: 2 - 6 yrs.
Author: Abigail Flesch Connors
Illustrator: Deborah Wright
ISBN: 0-87659-290-6
Hardcover Price: $14.95
Let face it; children love to make a racket. This resource is designed to help parents, teachers and childcare providers transform that joyful noise into equally enjoyable music.

Focusing on simple, homemade percussion instruments such as rhythm sticks, shakers, bells and sand blocks, along with a few store bought items such as cymbals, triangle and tambourine, the author illustrates simple and effective ways to teaching children to play music.

The wonderful thing about teaching children rhythm at an early age is that it also introduces them to listening and responding, nonverbal communication and working in harmony (literally) with a small group.

Lahri Bond   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Lahri Bond is a father, a writer, music historian and an art professor in Western Massachusetts. His published books include Spinning Tales Weaving Hope (with the Stories For World Change Network) for New Society Press and People of the Earth (coauthored with Ellen Evert Hopman) for Destiny Books.

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