Books I have written:

Hop, skip and away we go

Singing games for 4-7 year olds

These books contain many traditional and other dances plus help and advice on using them. The compilations draw on my considerable experience of teaching Foundation Stage and KS1 children. It also chimes with the current appreciation of the need for an active and creative curriculum for this age group. ‘Hop, skip and away we go’ aims to give teachers (including parents and carers) the means to provide this.

It is particularly pertinent at this time with the push for more healthy lifestyles in school and the wider community. Children should be given regular opportunities to move vigorously, develop motor and muscular skills, sharpen listening and social skills and above all have tremendous fun. This all happens when they move and dance using their natural response to music.

Book 1   22 singing games £5-50

Book 2  22 singing games £5-50

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Buy the 2 books for £10-00

The French collection

French singing games for 4-11 year olds

These books contain many traditional and other dances in the French language plus translations, with help and advice on using them.

The clock is ticking towards 2010, when all primary schools are due to have foreign language teaching in place across KS2. Many schools will have French as their primary language focus. These songs support the learning of a new language through participating in enjoyable activities. The games have been grouped to suit specific age groups and level of language competence. They are also categorized by topic to support the cross curricula approach suggested in the teaching of a second language. An index of music resources provides a gateway to freely accessed supporting materials via the internet.

These compilations draw on my considerable experience of teaching children throughout the primary range. It also chimes with the need for an active and creative curriculum for this age group. ‘The French collection’ gives teachers the means to provide this but expertise as a musician or language teacher is not needed to use these books.

Hop-là  64 singing games £10-00

Allons-y  64 singing games £10-00

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Buy the 2 books for £18-00

Post and packing for two books is £2-00

For details of payment by cheque or Paypal contact me at darosevear1@aol.com

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