a.e. IDEAS Music
The music found here was created to be used with our scarf kits. We are excited to explore how Bear Paw Creek’s other music movement products can be used with this music as well: stretchy band, streamers, scarves, bean bags, and balloon balls. IDEAS Music was created especially for kids, as a tool for developing knowledge and skills in many disciplines.
Used in an integrated way, each piece is a vehicle for learning in music, language arts, movement, visual representation, and mapping/math. There is potential for both interpersonal and intrapersonal growth, as well as development of problem solving and creative/critical thinking skills.
Music Colors CD – $12
The Many Colored Days music tracks accompany the Dr. Seuss board Book and colored scarf kit. It is for both classroom and individual use and the music is perfect for use by itself for exploration of movement, mood and creativity.
The 22 tracks include short excerpts to go along with each page, and then the complete musical selections for extended listening. This magical musical set is ready for action play and learning for the family or classroom.
Excerpts to go with Book Reading:
- Different Colored Days
- Red (Wild Horseman, Schumann)
- Pink (Chinese Dance, Tchaikovsky)
- Mixed Up
- Different Colored Days
- Contrasts, Jensen (Different Colored Days)
- Rondeau, Bach (Blue)
- The Elephant, Saint-Saëns (Brown)
- Flight of the Bumblebee, Rimsky-Korsakov (Yellow)
- The Entertainer, Joplin (Orange)
- Air, Bach (Green)
- Moonlight Sonata, Beethoven (Purple)
- Russian Sailors’ Dance, Gliére (Black)
- Batik, Worsley (Mixed Up)
Color Dance CD – $10
This music has been created to use with Ann Jonas’ book “Color Dance” and Bear Paw Creek’s scarf kit. The book features music movement dance theme, with children trailing and waving scarves of bright hues, teaches principles of mixing primary colors. The book opens with three figures, one dressed in red, another in blue and a third in yellow, each carrying a matching banner and saying, “This is our dance.”
The only subsequent text presents color facts in simple sentences: “Orange is red and yellow mixed together. No blue.” On the page, the scarves demonstrate the stated concepts. The blue tone is not a medium blue, and the red is more of a dark rose, so this book does not introduce what is traditionally considered to be the true color spectrum, nor does the structure of the lesson make a vivid impression.
Where the text says, “Red and blue can make magenta, and purple, and violet,” the illustration does not successfully show more than one color. The idea that “blue and blue can only make blues” may be confusing to readers, who can clearly see that, at a minimum, there are lighter and darker shades of blue. Because of some of the vagaries of the concept, this remains little more than a teaching tool. All ages.
Primary CD – $10
- Tortoise and Hare
- Follow Me
- Pudding and Popcorn
Intermediate CD – $10
- Echo Playground
- Jazz Triad
- Wind Song
CD III – $10
- Magic Sound March
- Butterfly Conversation
- Circle Dance
CD 1 is the primary and intermediate CD compilation – $12