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- Kids Can Listen, Kids Can Move! by Lynn Kleiner.
- Great resource for Kindergarten students. Helps build the foundations of understanding form. Emphasizes same/different and creative play through movement. Favorite lessons include: The Syncopated Clock (Anderson), Sleigh Ride (Anderson), "Trepak" from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky), "Viennese Musical Clock" from Hary Janos Suite (Kodaly), and "Kangaroos" from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens).
- Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My! by Artie Almeida.
- I have been to several of Artie's workshops and she is amazing! Her stuff is pretty much fool-proof and works with multiple grade levels. My students get excited when we bring certain activities back from previous years. My favorites from this book include: "Finale" to the Overture from William Tell (Rossini), The Wild Horseman (Schumann), and "March" and "Trepak" from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky).
- Listening Fun with Scarves and Tennis Balls and More Listening Fun by Dan Fee.
- Haven't used these in my classroom yet, but got to see an excellent workshop with him this year and I am excited to explore their possibilities.
- Teaching Movement & Dance by Phyllis Weikart.
- Can't talk this book up enough - a true treasure! Includes tons of traditional folk dances that demonstrate various forms.
- Chimes of Dunkirk from the New England Dancing Masters.
- Another folk dance resource. Anything by Peter and Mary Alice Amidon is excellent, but this first book in their series is my favorite.
- My school district subscribes to Music Express Magazine and I have found their listening maps to be excellent. Unfortunately, you can't back order volumes of the magazine, but they have made several of their listening/composer series available as classroom kits.
- Move It and Move It 2 by Peggy Lyman and John Feierabend.
- These DVD's are wonderful resources. I've used them both to prepare me to teach my students a lesson and have my students watch directly to learn on their own. I have only had to opportunity to use just a few activities from these DVD's, but intend to utilize them more in the future.