Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


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Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, established to provide a network of communication, encourage teacher development, and advocate education of parents, classroom teachers and administrators.

 

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  • Book Review

    Author Patricia Gingras

    by Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTR, with Doris A. Fuller
    New York: Perigee Trade (2007)

    Reviewed by Patricia Gingras

    It’s the end of a long teaching day and you find yourself mentally reviewing the children you encountered. Four of them cause you to puzzle over their behavior. LaTanya, who gets upset about the least little thing, had a meltdown after one of the other children accidentally brushed against her. Tam, whom you have unconsciously labeled a “slow-learner,” was lost in his own world (as always) and needed extra prodding to move from one activity to the next. Abby was her usual clumsy self. She knocked over a box of rhythm sticks and tripped herself and three other children during a large-movement activity. Then there was Ben. Ben ran when he was supposed to walk, fidgeted when he…

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