The Ultimate Package is for the teacher who wants everything available for the First Steps in Music curriculum! It includes one of each of the following items (a total retail value of over $800.00):
• First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond Curriculum Book (G-5880)
• Keeping the Beat (CD-493)
• There's a Hole in the Bucket (CD-645)
• Had a Little Rooster (CD-646)
• Old Joe Clark (CD-647)
• The Book of Fingerplays & Action Songs (G-5877)
• The Book of Songs & Rhymes with Beat Motions (G-5879)
• The Book of Children's Songtales (G-5280)
• The Book of Beginning Circle Games (G-5878)
• The Book of Pitch Exploration (G-5276)
• The Book of Movement Exploration (G-5876)
• The Book of Call & Response (G-5278)
• The Book of Echo Songs (G-5277)
• Pitch Exploration Stories - Flashcards (G-6509)
• Pitch Exploration Pathways - Flashcards (G-6510)
• Oh, in the Woods - Flashcards (G-6511)
• Down by the Bay - Flashcards (G-7962)
• Move It! Volume 1 (DVD-549)
• Move It! Volume 2 (DVD-756)
• Music for Creative Movement (CD-903)
Plus one each of all of the Folksong Picture Books:
• The Crabfish (G-6535)
• My Aunt Came Back (G-7178)
• There Was a Man and He Was Mad (G-7179)
• Father Grumble (G-7416)
• The Derby Ram (G-7690)
• The Frog and the Mouse (G-7844)
• Risseldy, Rosseldy (G-8121)
• The Tailor and the Mouse (G-8122)
• There's a Hole in the Bucket (G-8454)
• The Other Day I Met a Bear (G-8585)
• Jennie Jenkins (G-8893)
• Over In the Meadow (G-9032)
• Momma, Buy Me a China Doll (G-9341)
• Kitty Alone (G-9548)
• Had a Little Rooster (G-9665)
And Lomax resources:
• The Best of Lomax: the Hound of Music (DVD-829)
• Lomax, the Hound of Music: Favorite Songs (CD-830)
• First Steps in Music Vocal Development Kit (G-6400)
• First Steps in Music: In Action (DVD-947)
• First Steps in Music: The Lectures (DVD-875)
Written by a national leader in early childhood music education, this creatively illustrated book contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including:
• Echo Songs, Call-and-Response Songs, Simple Songs, SongTales, Action Songs, Circle Games, Beat Motion Activities, and more.
• Repertoire based only on folk or traditional songs and rhymes, because of their natural melodic expressiveness and language flow, and for their texts filled with wonder.
• Complete lesson plans for a three-year curriculum.
• Full coordination with high-quality recordings that contain all the rhymes and music from this book—perfect for parents to play at home or in the car.
• Suggestions on setting up a class, preparing parents, record keeping, expanding your music program, and planning ahead.
• A classical music component, perfect for movement and exploration.
Advanced research continually points to the importance of music in the lives of young children. You can further their musical growth with First Steps in Music!
John M. Feierabend, PhD, has spent decades compiling songs and rhymes from the memories of the American people, in hopes that these treasures will be preserved for future generations. He is a Professor of Music Education at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford and is a past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators. He has given presentations in all 50 states and many other countries. He is the author of over 70 books, recordings, and DVDs, several of which served as the inspiration for the award winning PBS children’s television series Lomax: The Hound of Music.