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Dr. Toy's Best 2013[Browse other products in this catalog]Count, Add, Subtract! Fun with Math, Music, and MovementAge Range3y - 8yPrice$14.95PhoneIntroduction2013TypesDigital Disc, Educational Skills, Math, Musical

Hap Palmer has the magical gift of making learning fun – and setting it all to music. On his latest CD, Count, Add, Subtract! Fun With Math, Music, and Movement, Hap combines hip songs and fun games to make addition and subtraction come alive for children. Using a colorful variety of musical styles – jazz, country, Latin, hip-hop and rock – Hap, a pioneer in the use of music and movement in learning, makes math easy to grasp. By blending clear, simple lyrics with memorable melodies, math is transformed into an engaging challenge as each song focuses on a specific skill. Children count forward and backward, add and subtract one, learn the doubles facts, and easily move on to doubles plus one. They skip count by 2s, 5s and 10s. They find combinations that equal ten, and then learn the ten plus facts. Jumping in a triangle path, children see the relationship of addition and subtraction: 5 + 7 = 12 and 12 – 7 = 5. This approach strikes a balance between problem solving and memorization. The emphasis is on developing mathematical thinking skills, which leads to the ability to quickly solve basic addition and subtraction facts. A booklet with song lyrics is included with the CD. A complete teaching guide is available free in site and describes fun games, including “Beanbag Toss to Twenty” and “Doubles Partner Dance.”