Advanced research continually points to the importance of music in the lives of young children. Further their musical growth with First Steps in Music! Written by a leader in early childhood music education, this creatively illustrated book contains Echo Songs, Call-and-Response Songs, Simple Songs, SongTales, Action Songs, Circle Games, and Beat Motion Activities. The repertoire is based only on folk or traditional songs and rhymes because of their texts and natural melodic expressiveness and language flow. This complete program also includes three-year lesson plans, suggestions on setting up a class, preparing parents, record keeping, expanding your music program, and planning ahead. This is the high quality recording to co-ordinate with the book (available separately) It contains all the rhymes and music from the book \032 perfect for reinforcement or for parents to play at home or in the car.