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Rhythms On Parade

by Hap Palmer

Twenty four lively songs introduce the joy of rhythm. Children explore basic musical concepts as they move and sing with a variety of playful images which stimulate creative and imaginative powers. A guide with song lyrics and activities is included.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rhythms On Parade
2:33 $0.99
2. The Mice Go Marching
2:09 $0.99
3. Woodpecker
1:59 $0.99
4. Roller Coaster
2:17 $0.99
5. Jingle Bell Bees
2:49 $0.99
6. Mother Goose Has Rhythmical Rhymes
2:45 $0.99
7. Kris Kringles Jingle Bell Band
2:46 $0.99
8. Switch On the Music
2:34 $0.99
9. Five
2:02 $0.99
10. Tap Your Sticks
2:29 $0.99
11. Sounds Around the World
1:53 $0.99
12. Bean Bag Shake
2:16 $0.99
13. Homemade Band
2:44 $0.99
14. Choose An Instrument
1:44 $0.99
15. Country Classics Stop and Start
1:39 $0.99
16. Spreading Rhythm
2:17 $0.99
17. Stuff It in the Closet
2:08 $0.99
18. Slow and Fast
1:38 $0.99
19. Walking Notes
3:09 $0.99
20. Play and Rest
1:58 $0.99
21. Old Mac Donald's Band
2:01 $0.99
22. I'm a Little Wood Block
1:52 $0.99
23. Stick Dance
2:52 $0.99
24. Choose An Instrument - Instrumental
1:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
Parent's Choice Honors Award

Hap Palmer. Hap-Pal Music, HP102E
Cassette $9.95, CD $12.95. Ages 3-8

Hap Palmer, the dean of movement songs and rhyming rhythms presents an expanded version of his clever, action-packed album.  Stimulating both imagination and movement, these 24 original songs are packed with kid-pleasing commands - "The mice go marching quietly by, Shh! Shh! ....The mighty monster marches by, Kaboom! Kaboom!.... Beat a drum, click your tongue..."  Palmer also encourages tapping, shaking, ringing and clapping in songs such as Switch on the Music, and Bean Bag Shake. Homemade Band includes simple instrument-making instructions, and each song comes with suggestions for alternative play.
Parent's Choice Honors
Parent's Choice Vol 19, No. 2 1995

About the Author
Hap Palmer 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. His songs have also been used in the popular Baby Songs video series.

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 the Friends of the School Volunteer Program for the Los Angeles Unified School District and taught 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, and the American Video Award.

Twenty four lively songs introduce the joy of rhythm with the revised expanded version of this popular recording. Children explore basic musical concepts as they move and sing. While developing musical skills, they also improve skills in language, math, fine and gross motor co-ordination and auditory discrimination. In addition, these songs contain a variety of playful images which stimulate children's creative and imaginative powers. For extra fun, children can use rhythm instruments such as wood blocks, sticks, bells, tambourines, and maracas. The extraordinarily flexible nature of this recording makes it an effective tool which parents and teachers can use in almost any situation.

Changes in tempo are illustrated by a rollicking ROLLER COASTER ride and the high spirited party song SWITCH ON THE MUSIC. Children learn about note value and meter by WALKING NOTES to a swing jazz rhythm, playing FIVE BEATS TO EACH MEASURE, or counting beats and pauses as they PLAY AND REST.

Children are encouraged to recognize and repeat simple rhythmic patterns with the cheerful strains of TAP YOUR STICKS, the classic verses of MOTHER GOOSE HAS RHYTHMICAL RHYMES, and the down home beat of the BEAN BAG SHAKE. Children can create their own patterns as they play along with the joyful sounds of KRIS KRINGLE'S JINGLE BELL BAND, RHYTHMS ON PARADE, and the Latin rhythms of STICK DANCE. As children's awareness of rhythm is heightened they learn to recognize the patterns in the ticking of a clock, the wailing of a siren, the crashing of ocean waves and other SOUNDS AROUND THE WORLD.

A colorful assortment of animals help children explore key concepts. The fearless MICE GO MARCHING up a giant monster to emphasize changes in volume. Snails, turtles, rabbits and cheetahs reinforce the concept of SLOW AND FAST. The WOODPECKER taps out rhythmic patterns and the magical JINGLE BELL BEES explore shaking and vibrating motions. Horses, cows, rattlesnakes, and cats invite children to sing and play with OLD MAC DONALD'S BAND. Gophers, eagles, spiders, flies, a puppy and a bouncing kangaroo encourage children to explore space while SPREADING RHYTHM.

Animals, the alphabet, and phonics combine in CHOOSE AN INSTRUMENT making a fun way to pass out rhythm instruments. (If you don't want to buy instruments, the songs HOMEMADE BAND and I'M A LITTLE WOODBLOCK tell you how to make them! ) A signal which tells children when to stop playing is introduced with a bluegrass beat in COUNTRY CLASSICS STOP AND START. Children also play rhythm instruments to make the sound of falling junk in a story about a silly family who's only way to clean house is to STUFF IT IN THE CLOSET. A guide with song lyrics and activities is included.



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D. Thompson

This is a neat CD for the young ones to move and play instruments to!!
The songs are great and I know my younger students will enjoy playing their instruments to the tunes on this CD - fun, fun, fun!

Susan A. Denny

Used this CD while I was teaching kindergarten and am introducing it to new chil
This CD was great for kindergarten and it has found new life with my 2 year old grandson and my college students as well!


There are some really fun songs for kids.
This is a great CD to move to...kids really love the Roller Coaster song. Music is a great way to get and keep kids active.


Love this - very useable and fun!
I love this CD because the children love it! Great for my pre-school classes to keep them interested and moving with music and learning musical concepts.

Karen Y.

Rhythms on Parade is great in a Kindergarten class
Rhythms on Parade is great to get Kindergarten children up and moving. My class is learning to keep the beat, play instruments, and move their bodies.

P. Denise Campbell

Rhythms On Parade
I have six Hap Palmer C.D.'s Rhythms... Can/Jumbo Jet, Can Cockatoos Count... Can Cherry Pie... A Child's World..... There isn't a song on any of these C.D.'s that I don't love. The children in both my pre-school and J. K. classes get so much enjoyment from learning through music. I have been a Hap Palmer fan for the last 25 years and have used these C. D.'s in the gym, out in the playground and in the classroom. Thank-you for making teaching and learning so much fun, and thank you for putting them on C.D.'s my original albums are turning white from so much use.

Fay OKeefe

I can't live without this CD
I used this CD at a preschool were I use to work. When I left, I had to get a new copy for my new preschool job. It's perfect for young children.

Elizabeth Z., Milwaukee, WI

Great songs to do with rhythm sticks and emphasize learning beat and tempo!
I am so glad that my teacher-friend told me about this CD and artist. The songs are perfect for preschoolers!