The Book of Fingerplays & Action Songs
© 2003 GIA.
Item #: G-5877
First Steps in Music
From “The Wheels on the Bus” to “I’m a Little Teapot,” these classic songs combine movement and music to create a high-energy, fun experience for children. At the same time, children learn coordination skills and the musical concepts of form and expression.
Easy to learn and fun to sing, Fingerplays and Action Songs are a wonderful way to engage children, while at the same time plant seeds of musical sensitivity and imagination. This special book, for the first time, collects the most cherished of these songs (some in danger of being lost or forgotten), enabling your family to carry on the tradition of laughter and learning that Fingerplays and Action Songs have inspired for generations!
John M. Feierabend, PhD, is one of the leading authorities on music and movement development in early childhood. Dr. Feierabend is committed to collecting, preserving and teaching the diverse folk music of our country and using that folk music as a bridge to help children understand and enjoy classical music. He is a Professor of Music at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford.
Children and Youth, Skill Building
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