||Rainbows Within Reach
||In addition to offering Arts Enrichment within
the classroom, Debbie also
and workshops designed
for the professional
development of Teachers,
Staff, Parents etc…
Or you can brighten your conference with
a keynote address that
is uplifting, informative,
and inspirational, as well
Debbie's personal commitment
to the significance
of the arts in early childhood
addressing an audience
of 50 or 500.
"Lyrics to Literacy: Read a Song &
Sing a Book""
Educator, Teacher-of-Teachers, Song Writer/Singer,
Author & Illustrator, Lover of Children
Spring from the Arts into the 'Land of Literacy.'
Examine the use of print material in the
music environment/circle-storytime. Enrich
and expand your repertoire of children's
songs with the utilization of printed song
charts, props, costumes, puppets, flannel
boards, movement, sign language and dramatization.
Through song, rhythm, rhyme, and chant enhance
self esteem, ease transitions, strengthen
readiness skills, and enjoy the wonder of
your children-as you further develop a sense
of community. Cultivate your music and storytelling,
bringing it alive to all the senses through
the addition of visual & printed images....
appealing to all aspects of the child. Engage
early and slow readers through the motivating
powers of music.R
TEN KEY BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- Use of Songs as Storytellers: Connect the dots between song and story,
language and literature. The significance
of teacher-made, and student made books for
use in music. Creating a print-rich environment.
Receive Current Documentation & Research
on Significance of the Arts (Specifically
Music) on Childhood Development: Explore the connections between music &
test results in such areas as reading
math...deveop a love & disposition
- Motivation for the "Teacher/Performer": Help in jump-starting your classroom to
be an inviting atmosphere
for literacy development.
Rejuvenate your energies
with a focus on
motivating students for
- Songs thru the Seasons/Crossing Curriculum
& Culture: Dozens of ideas to spark interest throughout
the year thru song... brought to
props, puppets, costumes etc. Ideas
of simple instruments.
- Movement as a MUST within Music: Techniques to add movement into new and
familiar songs. The role of movement
development, retention, and brain
Patterns. Sequences. Repetition and
the link.Crossing the mid-line & reading. Choreography
& bi-lateral movement.
- Using Music to Establish Classroom Ritual: Realize the significance of ritual in the
lives of children. Suggestions
closing, and transition
songs to be incorporated
as markers & milestones
through the day.
- Songs that Lend themselves to Dramatization: Using Music as the springboard, breaking
boundaries between the Arts. Benefits
providing opportunities for classroom
Children's literature and music.
- Zipper songs, Piggyback songs, & Song
Writing: Methods and procedures to jump start the
creative process to tailor
your songs to
your specific classroom
experience becomes shared
- Hand Crafted Resources (Visuals and Instruments): Specifics and how-to's to create your own
visual props, instruments, literacy
and costumes from recycled, inexpensive,
and available materials.
- Zip, Zest, & Zowie: Sure-fire tricks, treats, gimmicks and gimmies
for the grins and gains that growth
Stretch. Sing. Celebrate!! You're
to be delighted!!!
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