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Archive for March, 2011

Animals in Children’s Music

Teaching children about animals not only improves literacy through reading and songs but it also promotes compassion and a sense of wonderment about the world around them.
Educational Esteem has lots of resources to entertain little ones with songs and tales of creatures great and small.

Kids Just Love…Animals by Wendy Jensen and Janet Channon has 10 tracks of animal-inspired songs from a spider to an elephant, tropical fish to a monkey. There’s also Sing a Song about Animals for ages 2-5 that has songs and dances about animals – wild animals like zebras and lions, to farm animals, this CD is lots of fun for kids and adults alike to move and groove to. Read more

Themes of Nature in Children’s Music

The world is a wonderful place and with increased awareness of the environment and climate change, it’s important to introduce children to themes of nature as early as possible.
Games are a great way to introduce concepts, words and pictures to children. My First 3 Nature Games by Creative Educational Aids is a great way to have fun and help kids discover nature with dominoes, memory cards and an ancient board game. Made of durable recycled materials the pack has a three-drawer box holds for neat and safe storage. Read more