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Playing and Teaching the Pentatonic Flute and Pentatonic Recorder
Expanded 2nd Edition
If you want to help your children learn to play the pentatonic flute, this booklet/CD set is for you. Even if you are new to the flute and cannot read music, this simple approach gives you success very quickly. The songs range from very simple to rather difficult, so as you and your child progress, you will continue to find challenges at your level. The CD lets you hear the songs and listen to David’s explanations about playing and teaching. This expanded edition includes nine new songs, which are not on the CD. $25 plus $4 shipping and handling (Overseas shipping may be higher).
Inspiring Your Child’s Education:
A Holistic Curriculum and Teacher Training Manual
This 200-page book describes the benefits of an education that includes artistic as well as academic activities. It includes sections on storytelling, recitation, singing, movement math, clay modeling, form drawing, painting, drawing, handwork, and movement activities. This book comes with a CD that shows the stages in the paintings, clay projects, and drawings that are described, and also includes “Saint Jerome and the Lion,” a play written by David for his second grade class, and much more. $46 plus $10 shipping and handling (Overseas shipping may be higher.)
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Clay Projects for Grades 1 to 5
Having used beeswax for years, David began using modeling clay after reading Michael Howard’s wonderful book, Educating the Will. This section from Inspiring Your Child’s Education was designed for mixed age groups such as those in a homeschool cooperative, after school program, or summer camp. Projects are described for three age groups: kindergarten and 1st grade, 2nd and 3rd grades, and 4th and 5th grades. A fifteen-week sequence of projects is outlined for each group. The booklet comes with a CD showing the stages of the different projects. $12 plus $4 for shipping and handling (Overseas shipping may be higher).
Form Drawing for Grades 1 to 5
This 29-page section from Inspiring Your Child’s Education includes an overview of how to teach form drawing and the role of form drawing in the broader educational context. The forms are arranged for different age groups in a sequence that you can use. Includes 40 forms for 1st grade, over 50 for 2nd and 3rd grades, and 60 for grades 4 and 5. The 4th and 5th grade forms were selected to be challenging but not frustrating for students who may not have done much form drawing before. $20 plus $4 for shipping and handling (Overseas shipping may be higher).
Paintings, Drawings and Clay Projects for the Early Grades
These sections from Inspiring Your Child’s Education describe the supplies and process for wet-on-wet watercolor painting, drawing with block crayons, and includes all of the material found in Clay Projects for the Early Grades. The CD that is included shows over 70 photographs of paintings and over 70 drawings.
$24 plus $4 for shipping and handling (Overseas shipping may be higher.)