This is an engaging, ready-to-use resource for teachers who want to lead children toward music literacy as well as lifelong enjoyment and participation in music. Designed for the kindergarten classroom, The Music Effect includes a wealth of energizing and imaginative multi-sensory activities, focusing on increasing students' musical knowledge, skill and conceptual development. The lesson activities correlate with the National Standards for Music Education and include connections to speech, language arts, storytelling, visual arts, creative drama, dance, poetry, science, social studies, math, and nature. Assessment charts and reproducible copy masters are included. The accompanying CD contains recordings of all chants, songs and orchestral pieces included in the lessons and activities.