Dance, Play and Perform Me a Poem

Immerse your students in expressive art experiences. The three books in this series use poems to explore dance, drama and music in a lively, interactive and relevant context. They will help stimulate children's physical and mental agility and provide new language for self-expression. They meet many expectations of the curriculum, include ideas for lessons and bite-size activities, and accommodate a range of learning styles.

Ages: 5-12 years

About the Author

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Frances Reed

Frances Reed (now Frances Adlam), a highly experienced and creative educator and therapist, has 20 years of teaching experience, is considered a “gifted teacher” by many, and for over 15 years has been involved in teaching the arts, creativity, multiple intelligences and working with creatively gifted children. She has lectured in New Zealand and been an adviser for teachers in the aforementioned areas. She is also a published children’s author, a dancer and a playwright. She currently works as an educator and therapist for children in her private practice, Out of the Box, where she specialises in working with children who are on the spectra of dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and autism. Frances has written many resources for Essential Resources. You can find out more about Frances at