ERIC Number: ED451913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Help Yourself! Activities To Promote Safety and Self-Esteem.
First in a series of books designed to accompany the compact disk "Help Yourself," this book provides suggestions for classroom activities using the CD songs as a springboard into a curriculum for promoting self-esteem and safety skills among preschool children. Each section begins with sheet music and complete lyrics for each of the 12 songs, then offers a variety of activities to explore the topic of each song. The first activity for each song gives ideas for using the song during circle time. The other activities show how to expand upon the song with supporting activities designed for various areas of the classroom and various parts of the day. Many of the activities include adaptations for children with disabilities. The topics of the songs and the activities are: (1) children helping themselves; (2) basic safety awareness; (3) emotional awareness; (4) exploring self-help tasks; (5) clothing selection for different types of weather; (6) building imagination through reading; (7) individuality; (8) comfortable and uncomfortable secrets; (9) being careful with strangers; (10) name and address; (11) nutrition; and (12) self appreciation. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Safety, Class Activities, Disabilities, Learning Activities, Music, Music Activities, Nutrition, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Self Esteem, Songs
Redleaf Press, 450 North Syndicate, Suite 5, St. Paul, MN 55104 ($19.95). Tel: 800-423-8309 (Toll Free); Tel: 651-641-0305; Fax: 800-641-0115 (Toll Free); Web Site: http://www.redleafpress.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Book is based on CD, "Help Yourself!" by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.