Early Childhood Classics CD
Old Favorites With A New Twist
Here is a joyful collection of all time favorite activity songs for young children. Hap Palmer’s unique renditions preserve the charm and simplicity of traditional songs while adding new, original lyrics and melodies to extend and enrich the familiar classics.
The simplicity and repetition of these songs guarantee active participation by encouraging children to sing and move with the music. While having fun and participating actively, children develop motor and musical skills and learn about animals, counting, identification of body parts, and phonics. As children sing along, responding to the imagery and humor of the lyrics, reading readiness is also enhanced. Alliteration and rhyme develop a child’s ear for the sounds of language – an important pre-reading skill.
These songs are developmentally appropriate for the very young child – infant to 5 years. However, the familiar melodies and contemporary arrangements also elicit surprisingly gusty participation from first and second grade students. A variety of musical styles adds new life to well known songs with swing, blue grass, country, classical, rock, pop, and blues arrangements.
Fifteen songs are presented with vocal interpretation. The sequence is then repeated instrumentally providing opportunities for singing along and creating new lyrics using children’s ideas. Instrumental selections also familiarize children with the sounds of a variety of musical instruments including piano, bass, drums, guitar, violin, viola, cello, trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn, saxophone, flute, English horn, accordion, and a variety of percussion instruments such as conga drums, bougaraboo drum, ouiro, shaker, wood block and tambourine. Ages 1-7
1. (16) Itsy Bitsy Spider
2. (17) Pat-A-Cake
3. (18) I’m A Little Teapot
4. (19) Old MacDonald
5. (20) Touch Your Toes To Your Nose
6. (21) Circle Songs:
The Mulberry Bush,
Ring Around The Rosy, Hokey Pokey
7. (22) Open Shut Them
8. (23) One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
9. (24) Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes
10. (25) Bingo
11. (26) The Elephant
12. (27) Sammy / I’m Glad I’m Me
13. (28) Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
14. (29) The Wheels On The Bus
15. (30) Good-Bye Song
Numbers in ( ) are instrumentals of songs