ERIC Number: ED481125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
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Nobody Else Like Me: Activities To Celebrate Diversity.
Based on a musical celebration of children's diversity, this early childhood curriculum guide provides guidance in using the compact disk "Nobody Else Like Me" to help children think critically about and appreciate differences and similarities among people. The guide is organized into 12 sections, each focusing on one of the songs from the disk, and containing an introduction to each song's developmental content, sheet music and lyrics, and activities appropriate for children ages 3 to 8 to explore the topic of each song. Each activity section includes a list of relevant children's and adult's books, and many have adaptations for children with disabilities. The song and relevant topics explored in each section are: (1) "Hello, Hello, Hello," using greeting words to welcome and communicate with children who speak other languages; (2) "Kye Kye Kule," learning traditional African and African American songs to help children understand similarities among peoples; (3) "Nobody Else Like Me," helping children understand how they fit into their family, neighborhood, and community; (4) "Special Kids," focusing on every child's uniqueness; (5) "A Little Like You and a Little Like Me," exploring variations in physical attributes, emotions, and families to celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and their commonality as people; (6) "I See with My Hands, emphasizing the senses and the use of touch to compensate for blindnes"; (7) "Twins," focusing on human and animal twins and individual uniqueness; (8) "A Kid Like Me," concentrating on children's role choices as adults; (9) "May There Always be Sunshine," providing in three languages calming and reassuring messages to children; (10) "Walkin' on My Wheels," raising children's awareness of mobility disabilities; (11) "Harry's Glasses," giving children an opportunity to discuss vision and prepare for an optometrist visit; and (12) "Everything Possible," focusing on the importance of human connections and the many possibilities for children's lives. (KB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Pluralism, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities, Individual Differences, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Music Activities, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, Self Concept, Songs, Special Needs Students, Student Diversity
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Based on the CD by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.