Over 25 songs from all around the world, designed for 4-7 year olds and
supported by a wealth of musical developments and imaginative ideas for
Over 25 songs from all around the world, designed for 4-7 year olds and supported by a wealth of musical developments and imaginative ideas for performance.
The collection includes chants, echo songs, action songs and playground games, many collected in the field by Helen MacGregor and some popular favourites, such as I bought me a cat (USA), Bate bate chocolate (Mexico) and Funga alafia (West Africa).
The book includes phonetic transliterations where appropriate and English meanings. Where relevant, songs will be provided in their original scripts (eg Gujarati, Japanese etc) on a website in pdf format so that teachers can download them as handouts or for use on a whiteboard.
The CD includes sample performances of each song to help with learning and pronunciation for easy performance. Melody lines are provided at the back of the book.
Helen MacGregor is Teacher Adviser for Music in Kent. She has written and contributed to numerous best-selling titles for A&C Black, including Music Express, Singing French and Singing English, Bingo Lingo and Tom Thumb's Musical Maths.