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As a primary music teacher, this book is a lovely gentle introduction to the concept of a musical score and how these notes are represented in a visual form. The book helped prompt lots of discussion between my classes and helped to illustrate the concept to the visual learners. Another create concept from Vicky Weber.
This is the best book I have read about steps and skips on the Staff! Vicky Weber is so amazing at bringing her characters to life💙 I can imagine all my little students following along with the notes Stepping and Skipping and understanding exactly what the two concepts are, how they look, and how they sound. I especially loved the harmonic ending!
This is such a cute story that combines my two loves in life. As a music teacher, it was super exciting to delve into When Step Met Skip and it's honestly a great introduction for younger elementary students. It pairs simple music theory with adorable illustrations and a charming story that's sure to make your students smile. Personally, I do wish it went a bit more in the theory aspect but regardless it's a great introduction and I'll definitely be using it my classroom come September!
huge thank you to the author for an e-arc and allowing me to be on the launch team. all thoughts/opinions are 100% my own
This adorable little story about two music notes doing what they love is sure to be a hit with beginning music students. Research shows that stories are an effective method for remembering factual information. Through the power of storytelling, Weber has once again created a valuable resource that music teachers will love! Serving as an excellent introduction to the concept of half steps, whole steps, and chord building, 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘱 𝘔𝘦𝘵 𝘚𝘬𝘪𝘱 is perfect for any beginning music student—but any child would enjoy this story, musician or not.
When Step Met Skip is a cute introduction to melodic elements for early elementary students. Most of the movement for the step character is centered on the A-B-C pitches of the treble clef staff which lines up ideally with mi-fa-sol in the key of F, a great choice for elementary students. A fun addition to this story could be the incorporation of baby monster puppets from the puppet company as they look very similar to the characters from the book. Galaxy-style illustrations are sure to appeal to kids and pages are well-paced for participation from a class. Excellent choice for your K-2 music room!
This is the perfect book I never knew I needed! The whimsical drawings and adorable story are a great way to introduce and reinforce this concept of steps and skips on the staff to my young beginning piano students, and I look forward to reflecting back to the story with them as we revisit this fundamental skill in reading music. I wish I could go back in time and hand myself this book when I first started teaching! I already know this will be a staple in my lessons from now on!