“His Jumpers Three”

Young children express a remarkable amount of creative thinking through physical improvisation. They explore their bodies’ possibilities for power, speed, range of motion, directionality, and emotional expressiveness on a daily basis to an extent that would exhaust a professional athlete or dancer. Games and activities that incorporate opportunities for movement improvisation are a very natural […]

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José-Luis Orozco

One of the highlights of my NAEYC adventure was a  wonderful session presented by the Mexican children’s performer/educator José- Luis Orozco. His latest CD,  Come Bien! Eat Right! is pictured above and can be ordered here. The session was more like a concert, except with the entire audience performing! Mr. Orozco has a very lively, […]

A Great Back-to-School Singing Game

“The Paw Paw Patch” Whenever I play this game, many young children (and their teachers) ask me what exactly a “pawpaw” is. Well, those odd light green fruits above? Those are pawpaws. They taste kind of like mango mixed with banana, apparently (I’ve never tasted one). Anyway, a paw paw patch is the setting for this traditional […]

“Shake, Rattle and Roll”

I’m so happy to announce the publication of my new book! ISBN: 9780876593493 Pages: 184 Publisher: Gryphon House Published: 06/01/15 Item Number: 10061 Shake, Rattle, and Roll Rhythm Instruments and More for Active Learning by Abigail Flesch Connors Music and movement go together like books and reading—they spread joy! It’s no secret that quiet doesn’t always […]

The Baby Bumblebee Game

It’s bee season again, and though they may ruin some picnics and other outings, our buzzy friends can be lots of fun in songs and in games like this one. For my Baby Bumblebee Game, you’ll need a  bumblebee puppet or stuffed animal (isn’t the one in the picture adorable? It’s available here).  First, sing […]