The Peppermint Tiger: And Other Activity Songs
Children of this age are curious and restless. They want to do and see everything. They like to roam, climb trees, cross streets and explore new places and things. But curiosity may move them past their competence, and the result is that restraints may be necessary. This is the time for learning rules, and for skillful parenting to get through the period. To satisfy the child’s mental and physical needs, a wide range of alternative activities should be provided. The activities and games on this recording provide creative challenges and offer positive and imaginative was to help build skills and good attitudes.
Designed for ages 3 & up.
A1 The Peppermint Tiger (Fun, Imagination, Creativity)
A2 5 Kitty Cats (Counting, Finger Games)
A3 Alphabet Song (Learning The Alphabet)
A4 Hammering Song (Rhythm, Coordination)
A5 Caterpillar Story (Fun, Imagination, Self Expression)
B1 The One And Only You (Self Concepts, Listening Skills)
B2 Eensey Weensey Spider (Hand Coordination; Concepts Up And Down)
B3 Days Of The Week (Naming The Days)
B4 Good Morning! (Social Development, Music)
B5 Walking On A Saturday (Creative Expression, Language, Coordination)
The guide for “Peppermint Tiger” is filled with suggestions and information about what to generally expect for child development during this period. It is very important that parents and caregivers understand the changes that occur at this age, and have positive ways for helping the child. The guide has valuable tips and ideas for effectively working with the child at this time. All the activities and songs on the recording support the information given in the guide.
The guide has three parts:
- It gives descriptions and directions for the songs.
- It describes the age-related changes for this period through the theme of ages 3 & up, ‘DON’T FENCE ME IN’.
- It lists new skills generally expected for the period on its growth and development chart.
Music by Ruth White & David White
Vocals by David White & Sally Blackburn
Illustrated by Jean Paynter
Label: Cheviot Corp-Audio/Tom Thumb Records