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WORKSHOPS
FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS

RECYCLE, RHYTHM AND RHYME

Chackchas, guiros, rain sticks, zampoñas, Indian drum and water books can be made out of recycled materials. Georgette Baker teaches how the making of the instruments can be incorporated into a lesson plan. Mathematics, geography, history and the sounds and cultures of Spanish speaking countries are enhanced when children have the opportunity to create, touch, see and hear. Most workshop materials are provided as well as cassettes with the music taught in the workshop. Workshops are 1 ½ to 21/2 hours long and start at $500.

(909) 393-8372 or toll free at (800) 393-1336

RELAXATION EXERCISES FOR THE CLASSROOM

Relaxation is a learned skill and emphasizes self-control and focus. Guide children back on task with simple and short relaxation exercises. A wonderful way to also reduce stress, tension and anxiety, these techniques can be used at any time.

OBJECTIVE:  Show parents how they can teach their children to quiet their minds, breath and refocus. Improve concentration, Increased tranquility and ability to deal with stress.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT TO ENHANCE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Through the use of song, dance, movement and finger plays, acquisition of new words, sentence structure and pronunciation can be introduced and/or reinforced.  Unusual world instruments, flannel board stories, and songs in other languages will be introduced and teachers will be shown how to incorporate them into core curriculum lesson plans.

Six world instruments will be introduced and teachers will be shown how to make them out of recycled materials.

  1. Chackchas from Peru
  2. Pan flutes from Ancient Greece
  3. Gourd rattles from Kenya
  4. Rain sticks from Chile
  5. Guiros of Cuban-African origin. 

Music will be played live on a guitar or on a CD player; finger plays requiring no musical skills will also be introduced.