Hap Palmer | Can Cockatoos Count By Twos? - Songs For Learning Through Music and Movement

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Can Cockatoos Count By Twos? - Songs For Learning Through Music and Movement

by Hap Palmer

Rhythm, melody and active involvement mean learning with a smile. This recording for students in grades K through 3 uses an enjoyable combination of music and movement.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Can Cockatoos Count By Twos?
2:50 $0.99
2. Rhyme Time Band
2:03 $0.99
3. Colors in Motion
2:19 $0.99
4. Magic Scarf
4:46 $0.99
5. Jolly Clock
2:57 $0.99
6. Months On the Move
2:44 $0.99
7. We Are All Alike
2:49 $0.99
8. Colors in Motion (mixing Colors)
2:58 $0.99
9. What's Bigger Than a Bear?
2:01 $0.99
10. Seasons
3:29 $0.99
11. Jumping to Add and Subtract
3:23 $0.99
12. Numbers Can Tell About You
2:39 $0.99
13. Jolly Clock (advanced)
2:57 $0.99
14. Betty Beep
4:16 $0.99
15. Toss It High Let It Fly
2:02 $0.99
16. Rhyme Time Band Ii
2:00 $0.99
17. Thirty Second Challenge
2:05 $0.99
18. It's Time to Go
1:39 $0.99
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Can Cockatoos Count By Two's?
Songs For Learning Through Music and Movement

by Hap Palmer

Rhythm, melody and active involvement mean learning with a smile.
This recording for students in grades K through 3uses an enjoyable combination of music and movement to:

- Enhance listening and comprehension skills
- Teach basic academic concepts
- Increase vocabulary and stimulate language proficiency
- Develop fitness and basic motor skills
- Foster the recognition of rhythm and melody
- Encourage problem solving and creativity

The activities facilitate comprehension by involving the whole child;
thinking, moving, and relating to others. Subjects include:

- Numbers and number order
- Addition and subtraction
- Phonics
- Rhyming and spelling patterns
- Primary and secondary colors
- Time on the clock
- Months and seasons
- Comparison of opposites
- Identification of body parts
- Space and direction
- Appreciation of diversity
- Differentiation of fantasy and reality
- Creative expression
- Past, present and future

** This CD contains 3 fun activities with scarves including an update of Hap's classic song "Colors" and the popular workshop/concert song "Magic Scarf."

Hap Palmer

Hap Palmer pioneered the integration of music and movement in the area of early childhood education. His songs enhance the development of motor skills, language acquisition, reading readiness, and math concepts as well as nurture the imaginative process and encourage creative problem solving.

His widespread popularity in schools and day-care centers for over twenty years, makes him a living legend within the teaching community for young children. Teachers have used his music for more than two generations to teach letters, numbers, phonics, days of the week, colors, shapes and more. A third generation of children are now learning with his songs and movement innovations.

An accomplished musician, singer/songwriter and educator, his multiple skilled talent on guitar, bass, percussion, saxophone, and clarinet are heard on his various recordings. His "Baby Songs" live-action music video series for young children has sold over 2 million units. Hap continues to write, record and produce award winning videos and recordings which have received numerous honors including Parents' Choice Gold Awards, the American Library Association Notable Designation, the National Association of Parent Publications Gold Award, The Early Childhood News Directors Choice Award and the American Video Award.

As a teacher of teachers, Hap teaches classes and workshops for organizations such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the University of California at Los Angeles Education Extension, the Los Angeles City Schools, the Georgia Pre School Association, the Oklahoma Early Childhood Association, the New England Kindergarten Conference, the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children and many other school districts and educational organizations throughout the nation.

Using his background in music, education, and dance, he helps teachers find innovative, imaginative and fun ways to teach their students with enjoyable music and lyrics that children love to listen to over and over again.

With a Masters Degree in Dance Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a love of music, Hap Palmer gives the world of early childhood education and young children a lasting gift of learning that spans the generations.

About the Author
Hap Palmer, educator and singer/songwriter, is an innovator in the use of music and movement to teach basic skills and encourage the use of imagination and creativity. He has been referred to by Parents' Choice as the dean of children's music. For over twenty years his recordings have been widely used in schools and day care centers.

A songwriter, musician, singer, dancer and educator, he conducts workshops and presents concerts throughout the nation. He has taught courses for various education extension programs, participated in volunteer programs for the Los Angeles Unified School District and directed classes in creative movement for children, physical fitness, and tap dance. He has also performed with the UCLA Dance Company, and the Pierce College Dance Theater. His educational background includes an M.A. in Dance Education from the University of California at Los Angeles.

His recordings and videos have received numerous honors including the Parents' Choice Award, the American Library Association Notable Recording designation, the American Library Association Best of the Best for Children, the National Parenting Publications Award, the Early Childhood News Directors Choice Award, and the American Video Award.



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must have for teaching Kindergarten. Kids love it.


Can Cockatoo's Count by Two's
My 1st and 2nd grade class in an after-school program loved this CD. We had a lot of fun and they didn't even know they were "learning." Thanks to you Hap Palmer!!! Keep up the good work. Much appreciated.

Pee Wee Preschool/Mary Ann Cleary

30 second challange best cleanup; song works like magic!
I teach Pre-K and my class comes alive with this CD. Magic scarf, Rhyme Time Band and 30 second challange are worth their weight in gold. A must have for Pre-k.

Marsha Raasch

Can Cockatoo\'s Count by Two\'s
I homeschool, and my 6 year old and 3 year old daughters LOVE this album. We go around singing a lot of the songs, and we open almost every morning with one of the songs and activities. Of course, we\'ve been Hap Palmer fans for a long time, since my oldest was a baby!


Timeless CD
Great learning songs 4 the classroom. Timeless Tunes.

Becky Phillips

Great for integrating movement into curriculum in the elementary classroom
I can't wait to use this in my first grade classroom. I have found that children learn and retain best by songs and movement, using the body. It will also be a great addition to the Brain Gym Program I will be using.

Cheryl Paul

Can Cockatoos Count by Twos
Very enjoyable music. I loved it.

Shirl Rogers

A Great CD
Our preschoolers love Thirty Second Challenge and Rhyme Time Band. I saw Hap Palmer perform Magic Scarf and can't wait to use it with our preschoolers.