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Count, Add, Subtract! Fun with Math, Music, and Movement

Count, Add, Subtract! Fun with Math, Music, and Movement

Fall 2013 Music
Ages: 4 - 7 yrs.
Producer: Hap-Pal Music
CD Price: $14.95

Veteran children's artist and educator Hap Palmer turns addition and subtraction into easy-to-remember musical fun, using rhythm, rhyme, and repetition to help early learners practice and develop their math skills. Palmer's smooth melodies and entertaining lyrics guide listeners through "Ways to Get to Ten," how to "Skip Count (in steps of two); and invite them to travel on the 3, 6, 9 and 4, 8, 12 lines in "All Aboard to Add and Subtract," an imaginative train trip over a triangular track. Over the course of 15 imaginative songs, Palmer offers equations and counting exercises with and without answers, providing ample, enjoyable—and valuable—learning time.

Lynne Heffley   ©2013 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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