Young Children Need These ACTIVE Music Activities!

This article of mine is in this month’s issue of “Teachers Net Gazette.” Young Children Need These ACTIVE Music Activities! By Abigail Flesch Connors Includes 2 unique, upbeat and engaging active music activities you can easily adapt to your classroom or music program! From the author’s latest book, Shake, Rattle and Roll! Rhythm Instruments and […]

“I Have an Idea!: Creating Music and Dance with Young Children”

This article is in this month’s issue of Creativity Portal. “I Have an Idea!”: Creating Music and Dance with Young Children By Abby Connors | Updated 7/3/15 From the way young children react when they see me enter their classroom for a music enrichment class, you’d think I was driving an ice cream truck with […]

“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 […]

A Fun Song For When It’s Seriously Too Hot!

” “Uh-huh!” from Super Simple Songs 2 available on iTunes I love action songs with lots of fun movements for preschoolers to enjoy. They always have a great time jumping, kicking, marching and just dancing around – with one exception: when they’ve just come in from outside and it’s seriously too hot!  Then I face […]

A Very “Handy” Action Song!

“Hold Your Hands Out” This is the time of year when some days the children are too hot from playing outside to do much moving around, but other days are rainy and stormy and the children are restless and filled with fidgetiness. Then it’s time for a fun action song!  I created this one recently […]

A Very Wiggly Action Song for Spring!

“Wiggly Wiggly Wormies” I just invented this activity recently after a  class of four-year-olds got very excited talking about a worm they saw outside! I think that almost all young children are fascinated by worms and their wiggliness, whether they think worms are cute or yukky! The group should be standing in a circle holding […]

“Flap Your Wings” movement song

“Flap Your Wings” You don’t have to be a chicken to sing and play along with this silly movement song! If you have  arms and an imagination, you’re good to go! Have children stand in a circle. Tell them that in this song, we’re going to flap our “wings” and then clap. This is how […]