Not a day goes by in this house that we don't brush our teeth, sing songs, eat all the food groups, and read several books. We love books! They are good for teaching, snuggling, laughing, singing, and moving! There are so many children's books that encourage movement of some kind that I thought I would try to capture on video some of our favorite "move around" books.
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton is a much loved book at our house. Last fall my parents gave the kids some cowboy hats and everyone had a laugh as we learned how to square dance while wearing the hats. Little Lady became an expert at bowing and Mini Me likes promenading when he has a willing partner (unfortunately, I could not capture this cuteness on video). To make things even funnier, we also went to this site and listened to a small part of the Barnyard Dance song - hilarious!
I hope you enjoy our moving with books posts - stay tuned for more - and I would love to hear suggestions on what books get your children moving, and how!
(It is an odd coincidence that Mini Me is wearing the exact same clothes in both videos - he does wear other things!)
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