Wednesday, January 21, 2009

SIGN UP NOW for the "MOVEMENT AND RHYTHM" newsletter!



It's finally done! The first issue of the "MOVEMENT AND RHYTHM" newsletter is full of the latest information, activities, and games for the home or the classroom. This issue addresses topics like: "Why Use Movement to Teach?" "Musical Consonants in Action," and "Activities for Gross Motor Skills." You'll be updated on educationtipster's upcoming events like the Virtual Book Tour and the FREE teacher teleseminars in February. Just sign up on Kathy Stemke's blog:http://educationtipster.blogspot.com.

Here's some excerpts:

"Why Use Movement to Teach?"

.....Recent studies link cognitive skills to motor skill development. Scientists now say that because a child’s earliest learning is based on motor development, so too is much of the knowledge that follows. They have found that the cerebellum, the part of the brain previously thought to control only motor activities, is a “virtual switchboard of cognitive activity.” Scientists have demonstrated a connection between the cerebellum and such cognitive functions as memory, spatial orientation, attention, language, and decision making......

"Musical Consonants in Action"

If you’re happy and you know it, bounce around b b.
If you’re happy and you know it, bounce around b, b.
If your happy and you know it, then you’re face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, bounce around b, b.....

If your happy and you know it, creep along c, c...etc

NEWSLETTER REVIEWS:

Both parents and teachers of small children will want to subscribe to Movement and Rhythm, a valuable new resource from educator and children's author, Kathy Stemke. This free newsletter is chock full of original articles, activities, and other offers to make education and teaching more fun and effective both inside and outside the classroom.

Suzanne Lieurance
The Working Writer's Coach
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I love your newsletter! As a classroom teacher working for the school district I am required to document my on-going "professional development." Frankly, it can become very boring. Your content is set up in easy to read blocks and the way it is written translates immediately into something I can do right now with the kids.
Please continue with this awesome resource!

Versana Polidore
Thomas Gibbs Elementary School
Classroom teacher


Kathy Stemke's "Movement and Rhythm" Newsletter is a must read for all parents and teachers of little ones. I remember having my children clean their rooms to music, as we sang little songs. Learning through movement and rhythm is a good means for teaching many things, as well as helping children learn to appreciate music. After all, many of us still sing the Alphabet Song to ourselves when we need to check the alphabet.

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3 comments:

terri.forehand said...

Your newsletter sounds great and I think all parents will benefit from it. I will list a connection on my blog soon to help spread the word. Good informaion.

Warmly,
Terri
http://heartfeltwords4kids.blogspot.com

kathy stemke said...

Thanks Terri, I really appreciate your help! Kathy

Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

Kathy, congratulations. I'm not a teacher, but I am a grandmother of a toddler and 2 month old. The perfect ages to start to incorporate movement and learning. I know your newletter will be packed with great info.

Karen