Amazing new Makaton friendly resource for schools and families
A fabulous new sing and sign resource book with CD especially designed for children with (or without) additional learning needs. Packed with creative ideas plus 17 catchy original songs and corresponding Makaton signs your children will love.
The book of treasures will help you and your pupils/family grow your learning power, helping to lay the foundations for effective lifelong learning. A must for any creative classroom.
Created by Kim & Russ from Shabang! with fabulous illustrations by Kath Stewart, the resources in this unique book have been developed over years of hands on experience in special education settings.
Using two themes - the SEA and the GARDEN the book includes:-
- songs to start your day
click here to hear The Hello Song
click here to hear Bud & Blossom's song
- warm up songs to get you going
click here to hear Hit the Groove
- songs to build language and facilitate group sessions
click here to hear Yes Please!
click here to hear Seven for a Secret
- songs to encourage participation and turn taking
click here to hear Pulling on the Anchor Rope
click here to hear The Name Song
- songs to end your day
click to here to hear Good Bye Lullaby
- a range of useful Makaton signs alongside the song lyrics
- ideas, games, activities and crafts to enhance any curriculum
- and relates to the EYFS proposed Assessment Scales, National
Curriculum Attainment Targets and 'P' Performance Scales for Special
"A rich medley of catchy songs that transport children into imaginary world and role play of 'Barnacle Bill' and encourage listening, participation, and enhance social skills. The resource book provides invaluable support for practitioners who wish to incorporate enjoyable imaginative activities into learning which develop language and communication skills and relate to the EYFS and National Curriculums".
Una Bulman, Former Early Years University Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Training
"If you are a teacher and want to get the children in your class really enjoying music and drama (and learning Makaton) get your hands on this fantastic resource !" www.littlesheep-learning.co.uk
Book & CD Â£19.99 + p&p
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TWO Reviews : The Whole Shabang
From Special Needs Book Reviews : http://www.specialneedsbookreview.com/2012/03/24/the-whole-shabang-vol-1/
From Little Sheep Learning
The Whole Shabang: Volume 1 is a practical resource book with an accompanying CD for teachers and parents working with children with additional needs or children in early yearsâ€¨settings especially those using Makaton signs. It was created by Shabang! (Kim Reuter and Russ Elias) who have spent over twenty years experience of creating music, song, drama and theatre for special needs settings so that others could use their music with the children they teach.
When I opened the book the first thing that I noticed were the quirky illustrations by Kath Stewart, this may be a book for adults but it is packed full of illustrations and great thought has been put into itâ€™s design.
The book is jam packed full of information and ideas â€“ it really is a resource. It not only contains the words and illustrations Makaton signs needed for the songs on the CD it also has the sheet music so you can play along yourself, suggested ways to use the songs (and adaptations as appropriate), sensory ideas, art activities and more - enough information to create a whole scheme of work Iâ€™m sure.
Volume 1 uses covers two of the themes used by Shabang! over the years (apparently they are planning more editions) - the sea and the garden. There are start and end the day, to build language and to encourage participation and turn taking but most importantly of all the songs are catchy, easy to sing along to and repetitive â€“ all the things that children like. Plus the inclusion of the Makaton signs means that the songs have â€˜ready made actionsâ€™ and all children can learn these signs. If all this isnâ€™t enough it also features a step-by-step guide related to EYFS assessment scales, NC attainment targets and `Pâ€™ performance scales for special needs to save teachers the task of having to evaluate the learning the children can cover whilst they work on these songs and activities!
If you are a teacher and want to get the children in your class really enjoying music and drama (and learning Makaton) then visit http://www.shabang.org.uk to get your hands on this fantastic resource (there are even sample tracks on there so that you can listen before you buy)!
This product was provided to me free of charge from the company in order to review it. However the opinions expressed in this review are independent and my own.