This audio CD is a companion to the two song books 'Gesture Games for Spring and Summer' and 'Gesture Games for Autumn and Winter'. It includes 37 songs, and is intended as a learning CD for teachers and parents rather than a 'listening' CD for children.
Wilma Ellersiek, born in 1921, was a teacher of music, movement and speech at the Stuttgart Music Academy, as well as a stage director of opera and drama. Her research into the effects of rhythm, movement and language on the young child led to the development of the first gesture games. After she retired from the Academy, she created many more of these games, which are interconnected play-units woven of rhyme, rhythm and music.