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My PD/Conference Updates
ECCPA (Early Childhood Conference of Performing Arts) Genazzano FCJ College, Cotham Road, Kew, Melbourne 16th and 17th June 2007. My presentation will be on multicultural music and movement.
ASME (Australian Society for Music Education) 40th
Anniversary Conference. Perth (Western Australia) Convention Centre 6-10
July 2007. I will be presenting two workshop sessions -
CAYPAKS (Children And Young People Are Key Stakeholders) Conference Perth Western Australia 23-25 July 2007. I will be conducting a Skills and Activity Based Workshop titled "Using Music and Movement to Empower Children at Risk".
The much anticipated second book in the Kidz-Fiz-Biz series has finally arrived! It is called Kidz-Fiz-Biz MULTICULTURAL. Subtitle is 'learning about other cultures through drama, dance and song'. All the rhymes, fingerplays and music are in foreign languages with translation into English. It contains loads of activities and is fully illustrated. The music is fantastic and I'm sure teachers and children alike will find it great fun. It is literally hot off the presses as I only took delivery of the books this morning. I'm presuming the CDs will arrive this afternoon. Phew! To say it has been a challenge would be the understatement of the year. I was going to write an article about what happened to me along the way, but then I came across this fantastic article by Paulo Coelho, reproduced below, which explains my journey ever so much more eloquently than I could.
The book will retail for A$95.00 including GST. As a special offer to all Kidz Newz readers for the months of June and July it will be package and post free (saving of A$9.00 in Australia, $15.00 outside Australia). I will also throw in a free copy of my E-Book, Triumphs and Tribulations, which is about my journey into self-publishing. Email me directly to get this special offer - firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details of other products, please go to www.kidzfizbiz.com. The same special offer applies.
How to Climb
Mountains: ~ by Paulo Coelho
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John Bell -
JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt." Concerned, James asked: "What happened to the flea?"
I don't know what I would have done with my Junior classes had I not had access to your books. I have both book one and two and I use them every week without fail!
I am looking forward to your next book with great anticipation'''.. PLEASE let me know when it will be available for purchasing!
Leanne Harvey, Perth Montessori School
|About The Author
Marlene Rattigan B.A., Dip. Ed. (ECS), CELTA
Marlene Rattigan is an Early Childhood teacher, a teacher of English as a Second Language, and from 1987-2000 was a nationally accredited fitness leader. Her background is in music education. A keen interest in motor development in children led to the creation of Kidz-Fiz-Biz which she taught successfully for 13 years. Marlene also conducts workshops for children, teachers and parents at schools, in the community and at festivals. She has produced teaching manuals complete with audio CDs which are an extension of her 'Kidz-Fiz-Biz' program.