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Games Children Sing and Play

Regular price $38.10

Singing movement games to play with children ages 3-5

Joan Carr Shimer, Valerie Baadh Garrett

Here is a treasury of games to play with three- to five-year-olds. These games comprise both traditional gems and also new games made for today’s children.

The magic weaving of rhythms, movement, songs, stories and pictures invites children into worlds of vibrant wonder. These games help children feel at ease in their bodies and build relationships with others.

In this book, you’ll learn:

  • How games help child development and physical coordination
  • Tips for using the games with children
  • How healthy movement helps children’s learning
  • How movement games help develop the senses
  • 34 singing and movement games

Valerie Baadh Garrett and Joan Carr Shimer are leading spatial dynamics educators, who also draw on Waldorf early years education. They believe that these story games will help educators and parents provide children with a shared, safe space for growing, learning, playing and for life.

Softcover, 128 pages. 200 × 250 mm.

Hawthorn Press.


“This book reminds us of the beauty and power of living song and movement. It will nourish children and adults alike as they share the music together.” —Joan Almon, Alliance for Childhood

“What a delightful collection! The wide range of games is described so clearly that it’s easy to find something to play with a lucky child or group of children. And then you’ll want to play something else, just because it’s still so much fun to play and sing.” —Rahima Baldwin Dancy, early childhood educator and author, You Are Your Child’s First Teacher

“Beyond the superb content, this book is a visual delight, with soft pastel pages and gorgeous graphics. A highly valuable addition to the early childhood classroom.” —Tania McCartney, Kids’ Book Review