Thursday, April 29, 2010
International Dance Day!
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 Month....it 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!!!