Kids learn music through creative play! - Storybooks for Kids - Moana, Tangled & Mickey

TWO PUBLISHING GIANTS -- DISNEY & HAL LEONARD

TEAM UP TO CREATIVE INNOVATIVE CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES:


MOANA: THE BEAT OF YOUR HEART

A Musical Exploration Activity Book


TANGLED: IT'S BETTER WHEN YOU SING IT

A Musical Exploration Storybook


MICKEY'S FOUND SOUNDS

A Musical Exploration Storybook


MILWAUKEE, WI -- Two pillars of the publishing world -- Disney and Hal Leonard have pooled their talent resources to craft an irresistible series of picture books with additional online content that help young children develop musical skills and knowledge through creative play. Launching the Disney Learning "Explore Music" series are:


Moana: The Beat of Your Heart - A Musical Exploration Activity Book Princess Moana, who lives in a tropical island paradise, shares her culture with young readers who discover how the natural rhythms of Moana's environment are expressed artistically through hand clapping, body rhythm, and drumming. Kids will develop their sense of inner pulse by playing along with the drums of Motonui on percussion instruments that they themselves craft from household objects. This beautifully illustrated book with online musical enhancements serves as a guide for children to explore beat, rhythm, and the sounds of Motonui's drums through constructive activities and creative play.
Moana: The Beat of Your Heart - A Musical Exploration Activity Book
Publication date: August 2017
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
SRP: $14.99
Length: 32 pages
Format: Hardcover, plus online activities (available soon)
Suggested age range: 4 - 8

Tangled: It's Better When You Sing It - A Musical Exploration Storybook Graced with the charming familiarity of Tangled-inspired illustrations, this innovative musical exploration storybook integrates thoughtful activities right in the engaging narrative. Rapunzel shows youngsters that everything is better when they sing! Learning about music becomes an exciting adventure with this playful story that encourages children to experience the joy of singing while they discover the qualities of their own unique voice. Along the way, they'll explore concepts like tempo, pitch awareness, proper breathing, careful listening, using music to express feelings, and much more.
Tangled: It's Better When You Sing It - A Musical Exploration Storybook
Publication date: May 2017
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
SRP: $14.99
Length: 32 pages
Format: Hardcover, plus online activities
Suggested age range: 4 - 8

 



 Mickey's Found Sounds -A Musical Exploration Storybook
The Main Street Parade has been rained out, but Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy, along with Donald and Daisy Duck and all their friends, form their own parade playing musical instruments they have made from everyday items found around the house. Children will follow simple instructions and share with Mickey and his pals the fun of playing music with instruments they create themselves. This exploration storybook combines music making with imaginative play, following directions to create crafts, and experiencing the sounds of different instruments.
  
Mickey's Found Sounds -A Musical Exploration Storybook
Publication date: May 2017
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
SRP: $14.99
Length: 32 pages
Format: Hardcover, plus online activities
Suggested age range: 4 - 8




Authored by a Hal Leonard team of artists, designers, writers, music educators, songwriters, and music producers, and based on an early childhood music curriculum commissioned by Disney Learning, each of these hardcover picture books includes not only a charming, colorfully illustrated story that's perfect for ages 4 - 8, but also an array of musical exploration activities. To add to the fun, additional online activities, including video read-alongs, audio sing-alongs, and more, are provided for each title on the Hal Leonard Explore Music website.
Singing and making music are wonderful ways to bond and nurture physical, emotional, and social development. Helpful suggestions for parents and caregivers about incorporating music into the life of a young child are included in each book.

The 411:

These book so beautiful. Colorful and definitely attention grabbing. The Mickey Book is adorable and my preschoolers loved it. In this book Mickey and the gang decide to have a parade. They suggest that the reader make instruments and include everything you need to do so. There are step by step instructions that are easy to follow and use every day products. We will be making all of these instruments in class. I can't wait to show you the pictures. 

What I thought was great about Tangled was that it took a movie many children know and love and uses it to teach about music and the terms you will hear like duet, tempo, pitch and more. Everything IS better when you sing. 

Head over to the Halleonard website and see the fun interactive things waiting for you.
Look for Moana: The Beat of Your Heart - A Musical Exploration Activity Book, Tangled: It's Better When You Sing It - A Musical Exploration Storybook, and Mickey's Found Sounds - A Musical Exploration Storybook at fine music and bookstores everywhere or by visiting www.halleonard.com.



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