Book to teach about instruments, rhythm, and counting.
Book to use to teach about instruments.
Book to use as a familiar song. Though this is an older song I think students would enjoy it especially if you used it in a unit study of forest animals. I would sing the words in the book like the song. We might even listen to the original song by Henry Hall.
Book to use with instruments. I would use the triangle with this book. Every time the "ee" or "ea" sound was heard I would have a student play the triangle.
Book to use with instrument. In this book I would use the tone block when the book repeats the words "town-o, town-o, town-o."
Book to use with Rhyming. This book has a nice sing song rhyming pattern to get students engaged. I might play some dosey doe music to set the mood before I read the story to the class.
I would give each student maracas and when we would sing "If your happy and you know it" I would have the students shake the maracas. I would also have students sing along with me as I read the story. After reading the story one time through, I would have students come up with their own movements or instruments they would like to play then add it to the song. Next, we would use those movements or instruments to sing the song.
Book to use with Rhyming. This book was designed not only to rhyme but also to sing. So I would have the children mimic a beat of clapping their hands and patting their thighs while I sang the story.
Books to add movement. I would read the story to the students then I would turn on Rimsky Korsakov's The Flight of the Bumblebee and have the children pretend to be busy bees.
Book to add movements. I would add the hand movements of the Itsy bitsy spider. The teacher would teacher the children to touch their right thumb to their left middle finger. Then, the teacher would show them how to touch their left thumb to the right middle finger in a upward motion. I would also use finger motions for the rain and hand gestures when the rain washes everything out.
Book to add movements. I would use the song and movements that go along with the book. The best version of the song is ...
Book to add instruments, music, and sounds. I would use a train whistle to mimic the whistle from the train. I might also play some night time music before I begin reading the story such as Prom Hedwig's Theme Song for Harry Potter to set the mood of the book. I would also have the children do the "hoot" owl call when the father calls the owl.