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  • jane nicholas
    jane nicholas Hi Lynn, I am interested in an arrangement for 9 year old students using "Yuki" from "All Kinds of Weather resource. We have  recorders and ukuleles and xylophones and glocks and variety of percussion.  It is for our Christmas concert in Au...  more
    • 9 hours ago
    • jane nicholas
      Lynn Kleiner I'll put together one of the arrangements I have done - coming soon! Just an fyi, questions get lost in the activity stream so its great to click Forum, click Ask Lynn Questions, then others will always see it. :) Thanks Jane!
      • 4 hours ago
  • Olga Solbes
    • Tue at 4:06 PM
  • Ann Louise Thaiss
    Ann Louise Thaiss Hi Lynn! Question: How should you handle a situation where there is a child you think has a vocal problem (gravely voice, very limited range, etc)?
    • Tue at 2:46 PM
    • Ann Louise Thaiss
      Lynn Kleiner If you see the same type of vocal issues week after week, you can suggest perhaps a ENT could take a look and see if there's any problems. Sometimes poor tone quality can be from medication, allergies or not pitching the talking voice correctly. Sometim...  more
  • Gabriela Cohen
    Gabriela Cohen Thanks Wendy! I'll look through my Lynn pile of books and CDs!
    • Tue at 11:12 AM
    • Gabriela Cohen
      Wendy Bacola Found it! Folk Dance is in Babies Make Music Lessons 21-40
      • Tue at 7:32 PM
  • Wendy Bacola
    Wendy Bacola Hi Gabriela.  Folk Dance is in lesson 5 of BABIES MAKE MUSIC in the SMR program.  Not sure which CD it's on though. Sorry.
    • Tue at 10:58 AM
  • Wendy Bacola
    Wendy Bacola commented on Lynn Kleiner's blog entry: You can also include the Lynn's lesson plan for Chinese Dance from the Nutcracker Suite as a great movement activity. (Everyone identifies the Nutcracker Suite as holiday music.) There's also Sleigh Ride and Jingle Bells which are universally loved. Gr...  more
    • Tue at 10:52 AM
  • Gabriela Cohen
    Gabriela CohenWendy Bacola: Folk Dance! That's the one! Which Lynn Kleiner CD is this from?
    • Tue at 10:37 AM
    • Gabriela Cohen
      Lynn Kleiner Kids Make Music, Babies Make Music Too (The book comes with 2 CDs,, click on teacher books.
      • Tue at 10:15 PM
  • Wendy Bacola
    Wendy BacolaGabriela Cohen: Hi Gabriela.    Part 2 of the video with Babies shows 2 dances.  
    The first is Lynn Kleiner's FOLK DANCE: 4 slow bouncy s...  more
    • Tue at 10:26 AM
  • Gabriela Cohen
    Gabriela Cohen commented on Wendy Bacola's video: Now I can't find it! You set a parashute on the floor and parents were holding their babies and walking/dancing around to the beat of the music. Does this help at all?
    • Tue at 8:35 AM
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner commented on Lynn Kleiner's blog entry: I actually do not do the story with the babies, just the spinning song, Eensy Weensey spider and we use these for the rainbow verse for Stormy Day. I use the story with ages 3-8 with the solo singing animals and Orff.
    • Mon at 10:22 PM
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner BIG CONTRATS to our Music Box Teacher Pikis for this wonderful media exposure to her baby music classes! 

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    • Mon at 5:38 PM
  • Matt Warner
    Matt Warner has added a new profile photo.
    • Mon at 12:54 PM
  • Barb Bonisteel
    Barb Bonisteel commented on Lynn Kleiner's blog entry: Hi Lynn, love the idea of using the tattered scarves! Can you expand a little more on how you would do this story /activity with the babies? Are you reading the book or just highlighting ?
    • October 19
  • William Rustrum
    William Rustrum While collecting instruments, a 4 year old girl states, "Teacher William, you're boring!" I replied, "Yeah so are you! Yawwwwwn" She laughed
    • October 19
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner Oops! Excuse my typo in the newsletter- I had a GREAT time in Rochester! Thanks again to their excellent Orff Chapter!
    • October 19
  • Homemade instruments using recycle items are a delightful and musical way to celebrate “Love our Planet.”     I have many ideas for homemade instruments in In All Kinds of Weather, Kids Make Music, Songs of the Sea, Farm Songs, Jungle Beat and My Trip to the Mountains...
  • Hello All!   I wanted to share a quick idea with you about using the book "The Very Busy Spider" in your classroom this October! The featured free Music Box download of the moment is "The Very Busy Spider" which includes lesson ideas for ways to accompany the story with fun and spooky movemen...
  • October 8
    Posted by Lucia Morales
    HI Lynn, and hello everyone! This is Lucia from Monterrey Mexico, And I’m a music teacher at a private school. I am not a musician. But I can play the guitar along with kids on short songs. I have been teaching this subject for almost 20 years. And I have 8 different groups of 20 kids in...
  • I recieved a request to post ideas/references for a preschool holiday program  that might have a  storyline and have the songs support that. This depends on the setting.   If this is a secular setting where the focus is something fun and festive but not based on Christmas, ...