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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Children's Literature in Elementary Music Lessons

I love using books in my elementary music lessons, especially for younger students! It's amazing how much more engaged they are when there's a story, and they retain the concepts much better when it's tied to a book. I've shared lots of favorites on this blog, so today I thought I would round them up in one central place. Click on the picture to visit my blog post with complete lesson plans and information on where to get the books as well. I hope you find some new ideas to inspire your lessons!

Bear Snores On

We're Going on a Bear Hunt


Too Much Noise

My Many Colored Days

Froggy Gets Dressed

Niko Draws a Feeling

Mole Music / Song of Middle C / The Really Awful Musicians

My Family Plays Music

Allie All Along

Snake Alley Band

Max Found Two Sticks

Those are some of my favorite books to use in elementary music lessons. What are some of yours? I'd love to get some new ideas from you- let's hear them in the comments below! 

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  1. My favorites are I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swollowed a Cello, Giraffes Can't Dance, Brown Bear, and Five Little Monkeys!

    1. I LOVE Giraffes Can't Dance! My daughters were obsessed with Brown Bear and Five Little Monkeys when they were in Preschool- I think those would be at the top of my list if I got to teach Preschool music again :) Thanks for sharing! I'd love to hear what you do with those books in music class!