Music and Books

Discussion in 'Preschool' started by brejohnson88, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. brejohnson88

    brejohnson88 Comrade

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    I wanted to get a headstart on buying things for my classroom. Does anyone have suggestions on their favorite cds/books to buy for pre-k. Also, where can I find good deals? I was thinking amazon. anyone have suggestions? Thanks :)
     
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    Any of Dr. Jean music is great. I am not sure where to find the good deals
     
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    Yes, I love Dr. Jean! I am going to buy some of her things for sure!!!
     
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    You can buy her CDs directly from her website. I find many artists have their own sites and sell their CDs cheaper than Amazon. I was looking at Carole Peterson's the other day and I think I will buy one but I can't decide which one.
     
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    I looked and her cds run from 30-15 dollars. I found many on amazon for under 10 dollars. They are used but they are gaurenteed to work or you get your money back.
     
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    Here are some of my favorites. Ebay and amazon are probably your best bets.
     
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    Music-

    Greg and Steve
    Dr. Jean
    Jim Gill
    Hap Palmer
    Carole Peterson (my kids LOVE Sticky Bubble Gum. I have that one and Stinky Cake)
    Old town School of FOlk Music also has a really good one with "classic" songs called Songs for Wiggleworms. My kids love that one.

    I recommend going to the library, and checking out CDs from them... lets you try out the songs to see if you like them before buying :) Also, see if you have used book stores around you... mine also has music and movies, and it's a great way to stock up for way less money. (Books, too!)

    I have made myself compilation CDs of the somes I like the best from a variety of different artists... that's WAY easier than trying to swap CDs around with impatient kids staring at you :)
     
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    I love New Bridge for Learning's CDs. They have all kinds of songs and they are divided into catergories like gross motor,small motor, community, safety, numbers, alphabet, silly songs etc. As far as books go, my favorite is I love You Stinky Face. I recommend yardsales for books that you are going to leave available for the children to have free access to
     
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    I've collected mostly Dr. Jean and Greg and Steve CDs. I like the Learning Station (Tony Chestnut) too. I "ripped" my favorites and made a "playlist" to use in the classroom.

    Also, try to place a Scholastic book order every month or so. Use the points to get free books. For several years, I used my points to get the monthly "books & CD" deal... I think 4 each month. Sometimes I got one of the books free for ordering and so I had doubles for listening center. I had to slow down when my 2drawer filing cabinet wouldn't shut anymore... they add up fast...

    I've also checked books and CDs out from the public library for listening centers... just remember to put them on hold a week or so before you need them... I'm still too cheap to buy the ones that aren't Scholastic...
     
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    Great Music

    I’m a mom and an educator. My 5 year-old son loves Greg and Steve, Charlotte Diamond and Mrs. Flutterbee Music. Hope this helps. :thumb:
     
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    Why BUY???

    Two words: public library
    I too was ready to buy online music CDs that was until I found 4 of Dr. Jeans CDs at my local library. I ripped the CD into my media player library and my class ROCKS and ROLLS to the free music!!
     

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