First, We Sing!
by Susan Brumfield
Songs And Games For The Music Class
First, We Sing! Songbook One is a collection of 20 children's songs, rhymes, and games from around the world. Whether you are looking for new songs to add to your repertoire, or for new ways to teach familiar favorites, First, We Sing! is full of fresh ideas for the music class.
You will find extension activities for the classroom, historical references, pedagogical indices, and suggestions for including the songs in a literacy-based music curriculum. First, We Sing! comes with a CD recording featuring Inner Voices, a group of 8- to 12-year-old singers from The West Texas Children's Chorus.
First, We Sing! includes suggestions for Orff instruments and recorder, along with seasonal and holiday songs, singing games, and songs just for fun. Ideally suited for teaching musical skills, this collection provides a "vocabulary" of music and play from which children can draw today. Adults and kids of all ages will discover the fun and enjoyment of listening, learning, singing, and playing these songs for generations to come. (Grades 1-5)