Thursday, April 29, 2010

International Dance Day!

Song and Dance Man

Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board) 

Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Today is International Dance Day.   Had I known about this when I ran the Children's Department I would have had so much fun.   There are so many books that make kids get up and dance that any story time would have been rockin & rollin.....

Here are some great books to read and dance to:

Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton it is a board book but such fun to read aloud. 

Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman  & illus by Stephen Gammell is one of my favorite books, I loved this story of a Grandfather recounting his days in Vaudeville to his grandchildren.  Mr Gammell won a Caldecott for his wonderful illustrations.  

Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems is a new favorite because I love  his Elephant & Piggy characters and this book is so sweet.

Hip Hop Speaks to Children with CD: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat edited by Nikki Giovanni is a great book to read and listen to as it is the end of Poetry is also a great book for older kids too!


These are just a few examples of how books and music and dance can join together for a really fun time!  So everybody get up and Dance!!!

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