The I Can't Sing Book: For Grown-ups Who Can't Carry A Tune In A Paper Bag...But Want To Do Music With Young Children

The I Can't Sing Book: For Grown-ups Who Can't Carry A Tune In A Paper Bag...But Want To Do Music With Young Children

The I Can't Sing Book: For Grown-ups Who Can't Carry a Tune in a Paper Bag...But Want to do Music with Young Children

Winner of the Early Childhood News Directors' Choice Award.


Who says you need an opera singer's voice to teach music to young children? Fascinating, easy activities help even the most tone-deaf adult show children the wonder and magic of making and hearing music. All you need are things like rubber bands, paperclips, jingle bells and paper plates to bring the joy of music to children.

From School Library Journal
Silberg presents a variety of songs, action rhymes, clapping games, and activities, each labeled for age appropriateness and educational value. She clearly loves her subject and tries to communicate the ways that music can enrich the lives of children and parents. However, her unflagging attention to each activity's educational value results in the repetition of many self-evident phrases, such as "develops listening skills." Contrary to the title, this is not a how-to on singing. Instead, it offers many wonderful suggestions for music activities that will probably appeal more to adults who already feel comfortable using music in their programming. For the uninitiated, many of...

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