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Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers

by Susan Kramer

How to teach toddlers, preschoolers and kids of varying abilities and special needs rhythms, floor exercises, large motor skills, expressive dance, kinesthetic mini-lessons, and full dances. With many photos and illustrations, a fun way to build up essential early skills before kindergarten. Basic lesson plan included. Perfect for homeschoolers, dance instructors, and early childhood education teachers. 6,335 words. 100 pages.


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I. Clapping Rhythms
1. Clapping in 4/4 time
2. Clapping in 2/2 time
3. Clapping in 2/4 time
4. Clapping syllables
II. Floor Exercises
1. The Rocker
2. The Squirrel
3. The Owl
4. The Starfish
III. Rhythmic Movements
1. Walking
2. Running
3. Galloping
4. Marching
5. Balancing
6. Hopping
7. Swinging
8. Sliding
IV. Expressive Dance
Nursery Rhymes for Expressive Dance:
Hickory, Dickory, Dock; Humpty Dumpty; Jack and Jill
London Bridge Is Falling Down; Pop Goes the Weasel
Rain, Rain Go Away; Rock-a-Bye Baby
See-Saw Margery Daw
V. Mini-Lessons
1. Climbing Stairs Alternating Feet
2. Which Way Game
3. ABA Sequencing
4. Circle Dance for Making Shapes
5. Making a Straight Line Game
6. Curving and Zigzag Lines
7. Practice Making Horizontal Lines
8. Stretching in Vertical Lines
9. Diagonal Line Shapes
10. Shaping Outlines
11. Right Side and Left Side Cargo Train Game
12. Clockwise and Counterclockwise Circles
13. Moving Forward and Backward Game
VI. Large Dances with Songs
1. Jingle Bells: running steps 2/2 time
2. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep: galloping 2/4 time
3. Bobby Shaftoe: sliding 2/4 time
4. Mary Had a Little Lamb: galloping 2/4 time
5. Allouette: walking or marching 4/4 time
6. Frère Jacques: marching and sliding 4/4 time
7. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: galloping 2/4 time

VII. Basic Lesson Plan



About the author - Susan Kramer is the author of The Rhythmic Movement Dance Series of the Gateway to Educational Materials of the United States Department of Education, a graduate of Peabody Preparatory Institute Dance of Johns Hopkins University, and dance specialist.

Susan Kramer Book List

Adaptive Dance and Rhythms
Classical Ballet Beginning to Advanced
Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons
Meditation for All Kids
God Speaks through the Holy Spirit

Meditation for Teens and Adults
Rhythms and Dances for School Age Kids
Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Yoga for All Kids
How to Sew Cloth Dolls and Costumes
Fundamentele bewegingen voor kinderen met dansjes, meditaties en yoga

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page updated November 29, 2021