Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Dancing,Exercise, & Movement

Dancing, Exercise, & Movement 



Footloose By Kenny Loggins and Tim Bowers (Book and CD)
Wiggle By Doreen Cronin

Hop a little, Jump a little By Annie Kubler

Hop, Hop, Jump! Lauren Thompson

Duck Sock Hop By Jane Kohuth
Dance with Me By Charles R Smith Jr.
Music Class Today By David Weinstone
Elephants Cannot Dance (Elephant and Piggie) By Mo Willems 
Groovy Joe and the Dance Party Countdown By Eric Litwin

Amazing Me Music By Carol Thompson

Amazing Me Dance By Carol Thompson
Hop Jump By Ellen Stoll Walsh 
Hop, Skip, Jump Maisy! By Lucy Cousins 

Giraffe's Can's Dance By Giles Andreae
The Animal Bop Won’t Stop by Jan Ormerod
Brontorina by James Howe
Doing the Animal Bop By Jan Ormerod
Dance Chick By Matthew Van Fleet
Color Dance by Ann Jonas
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson
From Head to Toe By Eric Carle
A Hop is Up By Kristy Dempsey
Row, Row, Row Your Boat By Jane Cabrera
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More By Karen Beaumont
 I Got The Rhythm By Connie Shofield Morrison
If You're Happy and You Know It By Jane Cabrera
Can You Make a Scary Face By Jan Thomas
Fly Blanky Fly By Anne Margaret Lewis
 Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
One Little Chicken: A Counting Book by David Elliott
Sailor Boy Jig by Margaret Wise Brown
Ten Go Tango by Arthur Dorros


Fingerplay: “Dance Your Fingers Up”
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on you head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed
Credit: Best Kids Book Site & Storytime Katie

Song, Shakers, and Scarves: “Hokey Pokey” and “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
Action Rhyme: “We Can Jump”
We can jump, jump, jump
We can hop, hop, hop
We can clap, clap, clap
We can stop, stop, stop
We can nod our heads for yes
We can shake our heads for no
We can bend our knees a little bit
And we can sit down really slow
Credit: 1234 More Storytimes & Storytime Katie 

 My Thumbs are Starting to Wiggle 
(to the tune of The Bear Went Over the Mountain)
My thumbs are starting to wiggle,
My thumbs are starting to wiggle,
My thumbs are starting to wiggle-
And now so are my hands!
(repeat with hands, arms, toes, body)
Credit : Jbrary and storytime in the stacks

Transition: Can You Jump Jump Jump?
Can you jump jump jump?
Can you hop hop hop?
Can you clap clap clap?
Can you stomp stomp stomp?
Can you nod your head yes?
Can you shake your head now?
And can you sit down very slow?

Laurie Berkner- CD I Really Love to Dance
I Took a Bath in a Washing Machine Song By Jim Gill CD
The Silly Dance Contest Song By Jim Gill CD
The List of Dances Song By Jim Gill CD
 Shake My Sillies Out By Raffi  CD
Kidz Bop Greatest Hits CD (2016) Popular clean versions of radio songs like Uptown Funk, Happy, Shake It Off , Call Me Maybe, Gangnam Style, etc. 
Row Row Row Your Boat Song, If your Happy and You Know It, Skip to My Lou, Hokey Pokey- from Songs For Wiggle Worms CD- By Old Town School of Folk Music 


Toddler and Preschool Music and Movement Activities

Host a dance in your socks party! Read The Duck Sock Hop Book or other fun Dancing or movement books from above and then have a dance party with fun music in your socks.

Play musical chairs game- line up a group of chairs - pick your favorite music CD's and then have kids walk/ dance around the chairs, then stop the music  and the kids have to find a chair to sit in. Those with out chairs are out and each time take at least one chair away.

Contact local aerobics or parks and recreation places in your area and see if they have dancing  aerobics  instructors for Zumba to come and teach a class with the kids. Explore different types of dancing - have special guest come and do demos like ballet, ballroom dance, tap, etc.

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