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ERIC Number: ED404270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 180
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89334-236-X
Drama and Music: Creative Activities for Young Children.
Rubin, Janet; Merrion, Margaret
This book presents sequentially ordered activities designed to foster young children's native creativity. The book is organized in three parts. Part 1: "Unleashing Your Creative Potential," introduces the types of activities found in the body of the book and provides teaching suggestions. Part 2: "Activities, Activities, Activities," gives a collection of creative activities beginning with foundational experiences and progressing to more complex creative exercises. These activities include: (1) Name Games; (2) Finger Plays; (3) Nursery Rhymes and Chants; (4) Noisy Stories; (5) Scavenger Hunts; (6) Body Sounds; (7) Vocal Sounds; (8) Found Sounds; (9) Rhythm Instrument Activities; (10) Orchestrations; (11) Sound Journals; (12) Songs; (13) Concentration Game; (14) Musical Puzzles, Questions and Answers; (15) Movement; (16) Body Sculptures and Living Pictures; (17) Creative Movement; (18) Pantomime; (19) Quieting Activities; (20) Sequence Games; (21) Circle Games; (22) Characterization; (23) Improvisation in Music; (24) Improvisation in Drama; (25) Story Creation; (26) Accompaniment; (27) Choral Reading; (28) Listening; and (29) Story Dramatization. Part 3: "Furthering Your Creative Potential," offers suggestions for extending the activities and researching further resources in order to enhance creative lessons. Appendices include "Suggested Stories"; "Suggested Poetry Collection"; and "Music Resources." The book concludes with lyrics scores for 18 chants and songs. (MM)
Humanics Learning, 1482 Mecaslin Street, N.W., P.O. Box 7400, Atlanta, GA 30309.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A