Two Great NEW Releases from Beatin' Path Publications

Forgotten Treasures by Konnie Saliba AND Circle 'Round the Zero by Maureen Kennedy
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Circle 'Round the Zero by Maureen Kennedy
Circle 'Round the Zero by Maureen Kennedy
HARRISONBURG, Va. - July 5, 2014 - PRLog -- Circle ‘Round the Zero - Play Chants and Singing games of City Children by Maureen Kennedy (Book) BPP-CRTZ  $29.95

This classic collection from Maureen Kennedy was first published in 1974. This brand new edition has been revised and edited to present classic children's songs, games, jump rope chants, and clapping games.

These pieces come directly from children on the playground.  Maureen has researched and collected all of these wonderful activities both as a historian and as a music educator. She has preserved them in the written notation exactly as she heard the children play them.

This is a wonderful resource of all elementary teachers.

"A world of rhythm and melody may be going on right in your neighborhood. To tune in on what’s happening, join the children on the playground or sidewalk, and listen. Chances are your local variety of play chants is being sung and clapped to or used as accompaniments to bouncing balls and jump ropes. I learned many of the songs and games in this collection from the children in my school. They sang, danced and played intricate clapping games with great gusto.

Wherever children make do with improvised play space, may these songs and rhymes continue to be chanted and the games played."

-Maureen Kennedy

Forgotten Treasures - Folk Songs and Activities for Orff Classes K-6 by Konnie Saliba (Book)  $29.95

Folk songs, dances, and singing games that Orff master teacher, Konnie Saliba, has used in workshops, conferences, and Orff courses around the country are highlighted in Forgotten Treasures. Konnie's mastery of the Orff process and orchestration makes this collection of American and world folk songs as well as some seasonal songs and singing games an instant classic. Ideal for grades 3 - 6.

"Over the years I have taught numerous courses and workshops. In each case I composed or arranged copious materials specific to my teaching requirement. Once the teaching assignment was completed, I normally put the materials away in my filing cabinet to be resurrected if needed. Recently, while sorting through this forgotten collection, I discovered a trove of songs I feel are still appropriate today. I hope teachers will find the songs contained in this book useful in instilling a love of music in their students.

The book itself is divided into four sections. “American Folk Songs” contains many folk songs teachers know, but may also have forgotten. “Folk Songs From Around the World,” has three songs with international flavor. “Holiday Songs” contains material useful during the holiday season. “Songs and Games for Fun” is a collection of proven materials enjoyable for children of many different ages."

~Konnie Saliba

Circle ‘Round the Zero and Forgotten Treasures are available NOW!

Suggested retail price for each title - $29.95.

Item numbers: Circle Round the Zero -  BPP-CRTZ; Forgotten Treasures - BPP-KSFT

80 pages each; both books are spiral bound.

School and Dealer discounts available.

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