Music, Movement, and Early Literacy A Best Practices Primer for "Gotta Move!"

June 2011
Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library;Summer2011, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p29
Academic Journal
The article offers information on Gotta Move! (Music, Movement and Early Literacy) program in the U.S. The six components of the program include Nursery/Action Rhymes, Sitting Story, Participation/Movement Story, Circle Time, Letter-cise and Name Game. It states that Letter-cise heavily relies on talking and can highlight the print awareness, vocabulary and letter knowledge. It mentions that the amount of children who attend the program coupled with big developmental span sometimes lead in a more disobedient educational environment than is being desired.


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