Favorite Kinder CDs?

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  1. Katisop99

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    Hello all!

    I've been figuring out my class next year and I decided I need to broaden what I have for music to sing with my students.

    What is everyone's favorite(s) Kindergarten/Children's CD?
     
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  3. tracykaliski

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    I like a guy named Frank Leto. Try Time for Music I and Time for Music II.

    http://www.frankleto.com/

    He has lots of songs that are really appropriate for group time with movements that are clearly evident.

    I also have some of Laurie Berkner:

    http://www.laurieberkner.com/site/

    My favorite is her Buzz Buzz CD.
     
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    My favorites are Dr. Jean Feldman

    Jack Hartmann

    Shawn Brown-http://www.superfunshow.com/ He has some really good songs especially counting by 1's to 100. My kids love it! I used it during summer school and we had to play it at least twice during the day (we only had them for 4 hours).
     
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    I love love love Heidi's Songs. My kids were crazy about the songs. I had some kids who could sing their sight words to me before they knew all their letters.

    www.heidisongs.net
     
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    I just got a cd from Lakeshore called "Movin 2 Math" and the kids LOVE it! We listen *and count to 100* with it every day!
     
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    I ditto HeidiSongs, they are great! I also have a music page on my site that lists my favorite musical artists to use in the classroom.
     
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    Those DVDs from Heidi Songs looked so cute. You've all convinced me. I decided to go with the Sing and Spell Combo pack. These will be great for my kiddos that have trouble with their sight words. I love the fact that the songs include little motions and fingerplays.
     
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    I love the one with the Gingerbread Man on the front--I think it's a Jack Hartmann. Lots of good phonics stuff. I also love Dr. Jean, especially the one with the Addams family Days of the Week and the Macarena Months.
     
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    I also highly recommend the Heidi Songs letter and sounds DVD. My students absolutely loved this to death and on the last 3 days of school, we did the whole alphabet over again as I had promised we would. I really believe that this helped my kids to know and remember letter sounds, not just the names of the letters. I also have three of the sight word dvds and used them. My kids would request to do her dvds. They're great to get the wiggles out. These were part of our daily routine and weekly letter focus.

    I'm going to order her math dvd this year. I downloaded a doubles chant (pictures and words) that's like an army cadence. That also has motions and again my kids loved them.

    At the end of center time, I played Dr. Jean's clean up song. It usually took two plays, but they knew what to do when they heard it.

    I'm convinced that music should be used when ever appropriate for learning. It sticks with the kids. If you can add motions that's even more of a plus!
     
  11. punchinello

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    I download songs from ITunes and use my IPod in the classroom.

    I have found the funniest songs, but don't know how to post them here. It took a lot of time, clicking around on the ITunes Store.

    It's hard to find a good "months of the year" song, but I like the one by James Mee.
    "Our Ten Fingers" by Miss Joyce is fun.

    I have different playlists: Morning Meeting, Halloween, Christmas, Counting, etc.
     
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    Speaking of your Ipod, I have downloaded stories from Itunes called Story Nory. They're free and the kids in my classroom LOVE them! We usually listen to them after lunch or right before dismissal.
     

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