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Books That Can Incorporate Instruments and Teach Music Concepts

Amazon.com: Lady Treble & the Seven Notes (9781897476215): Eliyana Biklou: Books

Amazon.com: Lady Treble & the Seven Notes (9781897476215): Eliyana Biklou: Books

This book would be a great resource in teaching students about music and learning to read music. This book teaches students important concepts and vocabulary that will help them to understand music and instruments in a fun and creative way.

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M Is for Music Kathleen Krull, Stacy Innerst

M Is for Music Kathleen Krull, Stacy Innerst

This book would be great to give students an introduction and overview of music. This book teaches important vocabulary and concepts that students should know about music and the instruments they are introduced to.

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One fish two fish red fish blue fish by dr. seuss

One fish two fish red fish blue fish by dr. seuss

This book has a great deal of rhyme and repetition. The students can recognize this repetition by using an instrument for each time they hear a specific word. I could have the students make a specific movement for every time they heard the word "fish." I would incorporate an instrument by having the students wear their bells on their wrist. This would allow the students to hear the repetition of the word and to be engaged with the story.

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Dancing Feet!: Lindsey Craig, Marc Brown:

Dancing Feet!: Lindsey Craig, Marc Brown:

This book uses language that would be easy for students to use instruments while reading. I would have the students use their castanets to clap out the sounds for when the story uses the phrase "tippity tippity" to show a rhythm. The teacher could model how the students could tap the castanet twice to make a similar sound.

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Click clack moo cows that type

Click clack moo cows that type

This story has so many sounds and noises that you could incorporate many different instruments into the lesson. I would have the students use their music sticks for every time the book said "click clack." The students could imitate that sound by tapping the sticks together.

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Pete the cat and his four groovy buttons

Pete the cat and his four groovy buttons

I love the Pete the Cat series of books. This book would be very easy to incorporate instruments because of how much repetition this book has. I would have the students use their bell instruments to shake for each time the book used the word "groovy." The students would be taught how to wait until they heard the word and then jingle the bells.

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chicka chicka boom boom: Books

chicka chicka boom boom: Books

This book is full of rhythm and is great to incorporate music and instruments into. I think it would be great to show the children how to use the castanets and then model for them how to use them to clap out the rhythm to "chicka chicka boom boom." This would be fun, and engaging and the students would also be able to incorporate learning the alphabet.

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Farmyard Beat: Lindsey Craig, Marc Brown:

Farmyard Beat: Lindsey Craig, Marc Brown:

This book is full of sounds and you can easily incorporate instruments into this story. When hearing this book I thought of how you could use music sticks to tap out the sounds that the animals make throughout the story. Each of the animals make different sounds and the students could mimic the sounds of the animals while tapping their sticks. This would make this story very engaging.

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt; Helen Oxenbu

We're Going on a Bear Hunt; Helen Oxenbu

I love this book and have so many fun memories reading this story and incorporating movements and dance for my kids in my daycare class. This story is so fun for children. I think it would be fun to use the sand blocks to incorporate instruments with this story. The teacher could model to the students and say the story in a specific rhythm and have the students follow the rhythm throughout the story. When the teacher says "We're going on a bear hunt" she can show the students how to make a rhythm to match the sound.

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Tap Tap Boom Boom

Tap Tap Boom Boom

This book I have seen used in the classroom to teach a lesson on weather. I really enjoy how interactive you can make this book with the children. One way that you could incorporate music with this book is by giving the children the music sticks and having them tap the sticks together every time that they hear the word "tap" in the story. The students could also clap their laps or hit/stomp the floor when the book says "boom." This would be fun for the students and would also make the story much more engaging.

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Goodnight Moon: Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd

Goodnight Moon: Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd

Goodnight Moon [Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd] is a great children's book. Teachers can use this book for many different lessons such as about rhyming words, repetition, and routines. I think you could incorporate music by having the children use triangles and model that every time that they hear the word "goodnight" they can tap the triangle.

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: Bill Martin Jr.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: Bill Martin Jr.

This book is one that I have already used in my daycare classrooms that I have taught. This book is great for any age group and can teach rhyme, animals, colors, and much more. To incorporate music with this book, I would have the students sit on the rug in a circle in the classroom. I would read the story and every time that I would say "Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?" the students could shake their maracas to the beat of the words. The students would be instructed to not shake them until they hear those words. You could also use the chant from this book and the instruments to use as a morning meeting greeting where the students would answer the question by saying, "I see Madeline looking back at me." There are many other ways you could incorporate music with this book.

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