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Exploring the Connection Between Children's Literature and Music

by Regina Carlow

Exploring the Connection Between Children's Literature and Music Synopsis

Experience in teaching preschool children and in helping others enjoy music, this author provides an introduction to successful programs for sharing music with children. You will learn how to lead and teach songs to children, using chants and poetry to help develop motor skills and enhance, reading, writing, and concentration. Movement activities are incorporated with children's literature, and literature is paired with musical recordings. Sample lessons and activities are provided. This author provides the shoulder for children's librarians, preschool providers, and preschool teachers to lean on to share music with the children in their programs. They will find everything they need to know to be comfortable when they are planning musical activities with their stories.

Exploring the Connection Between Children's Literature and Music Press Reviews

This collection of methods and lesions encourages adults to broaden the possibilities of interacting with music, thereby using it to introduce young children to languages, literature, and culture. . . . The organization of this book makes it a solid addition to enhance curriculum materials. Above all, the inclusion of helpful methods creates a useful library resource. - School Library Journal Carlow sees music as a part of developmental human activity and issues a plea to introduce it as direct participation, not simply as manipulation of technology. This collection of methods and lessons encourages adults to broaden the possibilities of interacting with music, thereby using it to introduce young children to language, literature, and culture. The organization of this book makes it a solid addition to enhance curriculum materials. Above all, the inclusion of helpful methods creates useful library resources. - MultiCultural Review As a good introduction to the blending of music and children's literature, this book would be very useful in a children's literature course. - Library Media Connection

Book Information

ISBN: 9781591584391
Publication date: 28th February 2008
Author: Regina Carlow
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited Inc an imprint of ABC-CLIO
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 132 pages
Categories: Teaching of a specific subject, Music: general interest (Children's / Teenage), Educational: English language & literacy,

About Regina Carlow

Regina Carlow, Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico, holds a Bachelors in music, a Master of Music degree from The Catholic University of America, and a PhD from the University of Maryland. She teaches choral methods to music majors and how to teach music in preschools, elementary, and secondary schools. She has been an elementary music specialist and taught in community college.

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