Group Activities & Shows
Playing an instrument is supposed to be fun no matter where you are in your musical journey - but that sentiment especially applies to younger children. Of course, it's for this reason why a wide variety of group activities and shows are available for the purpose of making kids excited about learning music. From books and CD-ROMs to book/CD pairs and even flash cards, these group activities and shows were designed by respected music education companies like Shawnee Press, Waltons, Rhythm Band and many others.
You may have noticed that this catalog is an extensive one. Unless you already know what you're looking for, you might want to consider narrowing down your choices by starting with the top sellers. For example, turn your attention to the Alfred Dizzy Dogs and Curious Cats -This Is Music! Volume 6 Book & CD. Combining movement, literature and music into exciting activities for preschoolers, these lessons are engaging, easy to follow and a hoot from start to finish.
Now, for all you music educators who have seen how much fun students have with Boomwhackers, check out the Rhythm Band Bwacky Tracks: The First Ever Boomwhackers Musical. The plot of this musical is simple: "It's a jungle out there, and animals need to work together to solve a big problem." Featuring singable songs and accompanied with a CD that includes practice and performance tracks, this collection can be taught as 8 separate Boomwhackers lessons or combined with the libretto.
By now you've probably realized that there is no end to the amount of group activities and shows available to make a music teacher's job easier. The simple truth is that there is no better time to nurture a youngster's interest in music than during their elementary school years - and with these group activities and shows on hand, you can make every music class you teach a blast from start to finish.