Getting to Know Myself 1972
This recording was originally made for use in special education classes. The songs are equally effective in pre-school and early childhood classrooms.
The activities take advantage of a child's natural desire to explore, experience and discover. These movement oriented songs cover vocabulary related to self-awareness. Examples include:
Parts of the Body – hands, feet, arms, legs, hands, toes, elbows, knees, wrist, eyes, ears, neck, ankle, stomach.
Ways of Moving – walk, run, jump, hop, tip-toe, shake, bend, unbend, stretch, twist, touch, close, open, wiggle, turn, fly like a bird, swim like a fish, crawl like a bug.
Space and Direction – Front, back, side, up, down, over, under, forward, backward, inside, outside, behind, in front of, in back of, through, left, right.
Feelings and Emotions – happy, sad, angry, afraid, tired, sleepy.
The easy to do actions provide opportunities for involvement and success and thereby help to enhance a child's self-concept.
This is the first recording where Hap used professional studio musicians.
Recorded at Hollywood Sound Recorders in 1972, this production features:
Jim Gordon – Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinette
Bill Perry – Bass
Rick White – Electric, Acoustic Guitars
John Raines – Drums, Percussion
Hap Palmer – Vocals, Guitar, Recorder
Kathy, Bobby, Patty Flaherty – Children’s Chorus
Tom Perry – Engineer
Pat Hallum, Anna Carter – Background vocals “Shake Something”
Lianna Kelley – Cover design and illustrations