Authors Helen Landalf and Pamela Gerke
Published by Smith & Kraus (1996), ISBN: 1575250489
Book Review by Samantha Shoemaker
Director of Music ABCs - West Chester, Pennsylvania
As an early childhood music educator, I am always looking for new sources of movement ideas to incorporate into my classes. Movement is an integral part of early childhood learning and it is not limited to music class. I had been searching for a book that would review the basic Laban movement concepts as well as provide concrete examples to implement in the classroom. I found this, as well as instructional material for teachers in Helen Landalf and Pamela Gerke’s Movement Stories. The book was first published in 1996 and I still find the material and stories relevant for teachers and parents today.
The authors begin the book by stating the reason…