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: Movement Stories For Children Ages 3-6

    Author Samantha Shoemaker

    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…

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