Music Movement in the Classroom: Review

Music Movement in the Classroom: Barefoot Books-LadyD

Book Description

Children Sing and Dance Their Way to Better Basic Skills 
Channel children's natural enthusiasm for music and movement into a rich, positive learning experience with this toe-tapping program, featuring music by Greg & Steve. The concise, easy-to-follow lesson plans make teaching music enjoyable for the musical novice and expert alike. Written by Steven Traugh, each book includes two CDs featuring a total of over 30 fun songs. 64 pages each.

Music & Movement

Table of Contents

  1. Can't Sit Still
  2. Good Morning
  3. What Colors Did You Choose?
  4. Mixing My Colors
  5. Mack Chicken Dance Medley
  6. Dinosaurs Dancing
  7. Halloween On Parade
  8. Body Talk
  9. Shaping Up With Shapes
  10. Across The Bridge
  11. Counting Up To Twenty
  12. Alphabet Soup
  13. Bingo
  14. The Name Clapping Game
  15. New Zoo Review
  16. Warmin' Up
  17. Days Of The Week
  18. Rock 'Round The Mulberry Bush
  19. What Will We Do When We All Go Out To Play?
  20. Listen and Move
  21. Quiet Time
  22. A-Hunting We Will Go
  23. The Beanbag Boogie
  24. Skip To My Loo
  25. Riding In My Car
  26. Body Part Movement March
  27. Reading Rhythmic Notation #1
  28. Reading Rhythmic Notation #2
  29. The Hokey Pokey
  30. Snowflake
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Halloween on Parade

Words and Music by Greg Scelsa

"You can be something silly,
Like a funny ol' circus clown.
Or you can be something from a storybook,
Like a king or a queen with a crown.

You can be a superhero
Like the kind in a comic book.
Or you can be something a little bit scary,
But a little friendly, too.

You can get dressed up,
In costumes and make-up.
You know that it's only pretend
And march all around to the happy sounds.
The fun will never end.


Halloween's on parade,
Halloween's on parade,
You can be anything you wanna be
When Halloween's on parade. (2 times)

You can be something goofy,
Like an old-time movie star,
A doctor, a nurse, or a fire chief,
A driver in a racing car.

You can be a crazy creature
From way out in outer space,
Or a character from a cartoon show
With a smile upon your face.

You can get dressed up,
In costumes and make-up.
You know that it's only pretend
And march all around to the happy sounds.
The fun will never end.



  • To improve role-playing skills and enhance creativity
  • To dramatize created characters
  • To march to a steady beat
  • To work as a cooperative group and follow a leader


  • Listening
  • Following Directions
  • Marching
  • Leadership
  • Group Cooperation

Book Review

Delightful songs for PreK and Kindergarten children. Listening to directions and applying moving skills are encouraged. Learning days of the week along with learning the alphabet through a song is fun for all. Counting to seven and then up to twenty is a must. My favorite is the clapping a rhythm pattern that grows in length and clapping to the letters in a name. Of course, an absolute must for music teachers is the Reading Rhythmic Notation sections in reading quarter notes and rests in music. Most popular is 'Snowflake' showing strength through diversity.

4/5 stars.

Happy Reading!

-- LadyD

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” -- C. S. Lewis

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