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  • Lauren Bruns
    Lauren Bruns Lynn, where can I find The lion Sleeps Tonight? I looked on iTunes and on this site. Would love to use it in my class tomorrow!
    • Fri at 3:22 PM
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner commented on Karin Nanos's blog entry: Music Lesson plans for babies, tots and young preschoolers are always the best if you can include my big 40 inch Remo Gathering Drum! Its always the first thing we do (if not, there is disappointment!) After our drumming activities, we turn it over and place a few of the little ones inside as all the others and adults push it back and forth while singing our boat songs! (Row, row, row your boat, Down the River, Two in a Boat, etc .) There are several workshops, workshop hand outs and outlines, recordings, songs and articles that will be helpful in Music Box. On the top menu button, click Downloads. You will all the categories on the right column. Here's a list of a few things I thought you could use right away.
    Downloads (showing what category to click in Downloads) from Lynn Kleiner’s Music Box, Gathering drum, infants – age 3
    All Around the Gardner’s Bench (Song)
    Angel Band (Song)
    Angel...  more
    • Fri at 2:41 PM
  • Wendy Bacola
    Wendy Bacola The activities in SMR are so engaging! What a thrill to hear a 23 month old TODDLER speak for the very first time EVER! (at 8:11 in part 1 of TODDLER video)  He is a very smart boy who loves coming to class.  But he just had never spoken a word until this...  more
    • Fri at 6:17 AM
  • Wendy Bacola
    Wendy Bacola
    JUNGLE BEAT with TODDLERS age 1.5 to 2.8 LESSON 6 (part 3 of 3)
    JUNGLE BEAT for TODDLERS featuring "Little Clown" echo and solo singing, Instrument Kits with "The Jungle Beat", Movement with "The Butterfly", Lullaby with "Twinkle, Twinkle" finger puppets, and Closing Song with Beethoven's Adagio from the 6th Symphony
    • Fri at 6:06 AM
    • Wendy Bacola
      Wendy Bacola At 1:05 the same TODDLER speaks his second word EVER to Little Clown
      • Fri at 6:11 AM
  • Wendy Bacola
    Wendy Bacola
    JUNGLE BEAT with TODDLERS age 1.5 to 2.8 years LESSON 6 (part 2 of 3)
    Jungle Beat Chant to Thunderstorm track / Big Bear / Row Row / Down the River / Parachute activity: The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Instrument Kits: Ten Little Froggies with drum, Now My Shaker's Up with maraca, Silly Sam with maraca, Peek-A-Boo with scarf / ...
    • Fri at 6:05 AM
    • Wendy Bacola
      Lauren Bruns What version of Lion Sleeps Tonight did you use, Wendy?
      • Fri at 2:25 PM
    • Wendy Bacola
      Wendy Bacola Lynn Kleiner's version on her JUNGLE BEAT album
      • Fri at 2:56 PM
    • Wendy Bacola
      Wendy Bacola All songs and accompaniments are from Lynn Kleiner's Jungle Beat or Simply Music Rhapsody modules
      • Fri at 2:58 PM
    • Wendy Bacola
      Lauren Bruns thanks! Getting it now :)
      • Fri at 3:08 PM
  • Wendy Bacola
    Wendy Bacola
    JUNGLE BEAT with TODDLERS age 1.5 to 2.8 years LESSON 6 (part 1 of 3)
    JUNGLE BEAT by Lynn Kleiner as taught to TODDLERS by Wendy Bacola, Licensed Simply Music Rhapsody teacher in Stouffville, Canada during her summer program in 2014. Watch one Toddler speak for the first time EVER during the Hello Song, TIDEO, featuring Al...
    • Fri at 5:53 AM
    • Wendy Bacola
      Wendy Bacola At 8:11 watch a TODDLER - 23 months old! - speak for the FIRST TIME EVER!
      • Fri at 5:58 AM
  • Theresa Cocci
    Theresa Cocci Hi Lynn, I have to prepare a presentation on the importance of finger plays for a group of early childhood educators in my area. Would you recommend some good resources?
    • Thu at 4:24 PM
  • Wendy Bacola
    Wendy Bacola
    JUNGLE BEAT with BABIES age 4 months to 14 months LESSON 6 (part 3 of 3)
    Chair Activities: Birdies Flying To and Fro; Leg Over Leg, Two Little Eyes, and Twinkle Twinkle with finger puppets / Closing Song: Adagio from Beethoven's 6th Symphony
    • Thu at 2:50 PM
  • Wendy Bacola
    Wendy Bacola
    JUNGLE BEAT with BABIES age 4 months to 14 months LESSON 6 (part 2 of 3)
    Parachute Activities: Folk Dance by Lynn Kleiner, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Twinkle Exercises to the beat / Instrument Kits: 10 Little Froggies with drum; Peek-a-Boo with scarf; Up So High with maraca; Jungle Beat Chant with bells; / Chairs: Little Clown
    • Thu at 2:49 PM
  • Wendy Bacola
    Wendy Bacola
    JUNGLE BEAT with BABIES age 4 months to 14 months LESSON 6 (part 1 of 3)
    Gathering Drum: Shosholoza, Mister Sun, Tideo, Matilda, 5 Little Speckled Frogs and Big Bear / Drum Over: Row Row and Down the River
    • Thu at 2:48 PM
  • Roslyn Lakeman
    Roslyn Lakeman has just signed up. Say hello!
    • Roslyn Lakeman
      Lynn Kleiner Hi Roslyn! I just sent you an email in response to your questions about training and membership. I'm excited to now see you in Music Box too! Wonderful! There's alot to see here. Let me know if you have questions, just click Forum, Ask Lynn Questions.
      • Fri at 3:14 PM
  • Karin Nanos
    Karin Nanos No, I don't have any resources except for my subscription to Music Box. Please let me know what you suggest and thank you.
    • Wed at 8:09 PM
  • Mary Hu
    Mary Hu has just signed up. Say hello!
    • Mary Hu
      Lynn Kleiner Hi Mary, so glad you are in the box! There's a music Box tour in Videos and you will notice there are pages to click for lots of video workshops, lessons, etc. Use the search feature to find a specific topic and just ask Lynn in the Forum if you ha...  more
      • Fri at 3:15 PM
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner commented on Karin Nanos's blog entry: Hi Karin, Do you have any of my books? Perhaps I can suggest a few materials from the books/CDs that you have. If not, I can suggest a few resources. There's lots of wonderful options.
    • Wed at 7:49 AM
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner commented on Wendy Bacola's video: Please share that Ning, Nang, Nong poem with us Wendy! How fun! I didn't know that one. So nice to see you have the adults playing the Orff instruments. Also awesome to use it with the "In the Jungle" accompaniment. I would suggest to have the pa...  more
    • Wed at 7:38 AM
  • Tue at 4:01 AM
    Posted by Karin Nanos
    I'm looking for activity suggestions for children birth-3 years of age using the gathering drum. My students have varying degrees of abilities. Some have low muscle tone and aren't able to move their bodies easily. Some have speech difficulty. Anyone else out there working in Early Intervention usin...
  • Hello!   About to start my first class and am forgetting whether or not to use the music on the CD's in class.  I enjoy the instrumental accompaniment to the songs and wish there were an instrumental track to be used in class.  Especially with the younger ages.     Would...
  • I just received an email asking about my preferred brand of recorder, a recorder book, lesson plans and materials for teaching recorder from an Orff approach.  I use the Aulos, a beautiful 3 piece model.  Its more expensive but a very nice instrument.   Always go with the best qu...
  • I remember preparing for my first preschool music class, wondering how it would be compared to the elementary classes I had been teaching for the past 5 years.   Wow.  There was a big difference!  This was the early 1980's and it was difficult to find any resources.  My Orff...