Books that Sing -- Stories that Dance!

  • February 16, 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
  • Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
 Greater Atlanta Chapter

Books that Sing – Stories that Dance!
Incorporating Music, Movement, and Imagination with Books & Literature
in your Preschool classroom!
Presented by Lara Davis, B.M.E.
Founder of Kidstunes
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Room 114 Wilson Building
Kennesaw State University*

Designed for music specialists and “regular classroom” early childhood teachers alike, this workshop will be very active. We will enhance our dramatic skills through interactive participation as we:
Explore techniques for integrating music & movement with books and storytelling to promote music fundamental skills & concepts, creativity, cross-curricular connections, and literacy with our young students.
Outline five general book formats that lend themselves easily to music and movement and then fully engage in at least one example from each of these categories.
Engage in activities ranging from expanding rhythmic text into a simple song and non-loco motor finger plays - to full dramatization including instruments, props, classical listening selections, and more!
Learn how several of these examples can easily be transformed into musical programs as well.
Gain confidence in participatory storytelling from hands-on experience with specific texts and musical excerpts presented throughout this active session!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------LARA DAVIS, B.M.E. is the founder and owner of Kidstunes ( providing developmentally appropriate music & movement education programs to preschools, daycares, and private school settings across North Carolina, and has worked with young children now for over 25 years! Her background also includes teaching as a music specialist at the elementary level, a choir and musical theater director, working with special needs populations, and ongoing work as a private piano instructor and accompanist. Beginning her company in 1995, she incorporated her experience and vast research into the very heart of the Kidstunes program, composing original age-appropriate music, continually exploring and updating the curriculum through work with the most relevant leaders in the field, and personally mentoring each Instructor licensed through her program. For much more information see the Kidstunes website!

Workshop fees: $10 for local Chapter members, $15.00 for non-members
Please RSVP by Monday, February 11 to Louise Betsch 404-455-3606
*Kennesaw State University is located in Cobb County, 20 minutes north of Atlanta on I-75, one exit north of Town Center Mall. Take the Chastain Road Exit number 271 and turn left if northbound on I-75 (turn right if southbound.)

Go to the second light if northbound (first if southbound) and turn right on to Frey Road. Turn left at the light on Campus Loop Road by the dorms. Turn at the first left on Owl Drive. Pass the new large central parking deck on your left, then Lot D on the right and turn right onto Bartow Ave. to park in Lot C on the left, which is across the street from the Wilson Building. You will need to go up the curved sidewalk to the right to enter through the side door of the building. Room 114 is located on the first floor.
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