Stories with Instruments

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  1. RedVac

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    Does anyone have any great ideas for books that I could use the children playing instruments to help tell the story?
     
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    There is a book called "Music in the Night" that I've used. Each character has a different instrument. I think I have the list at school - I can look for it tomorrow. :) I'm not sure the book is still in print however.
     
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    Could they supplement the sounds in "And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street" by Dr. Seuss??? It's been years since I've read it, so you would have to check.
     
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    I remember as a child in elementry school(1970"s) we always listened to Peter and the Wolf. I loved it. I don't know that you would be able to have the children do the music, but it would be a wonderful introduction to the concept. Ask your local school music teacher. I bet there are many ideas s/he could give you.
     
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    How about Where The Wild Things Are? That story almost begs for some background noise, especially the Wild Rumpus.

    When I was a kid, I apparently loved the story The Goat Parade. I haven't seen it in years, and don't know if it's in print at all... I think it was one we got through parent's magazine book club or something. Anyway, if you can get ahold of that story, it would also be a good one.

    I bet The Napping House could also work :)
     
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    Could you find a song with a great story (lyrics) that you read instead of sing? You could make it a flannel/magnet board story if you need visuals too.
     

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