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I'm glad you stopped by today because I'm launching something new! The Read & Romp Roundup is going to be a monthly feature in which I invite you to submit your own blog posts that combine picture books or children's poetry with dance, yoga, or other forms of movement. All you have to do is leave a comment with a link to your post, and I'll gather up all the links and summarize them in a new post when the month is over.
I'll accept book reviews, poems, lesson plans, author or illustrator interviews, ideas for dance or yoga classes, and any other creative thoughts you have about combining children's literature and movement for little ones. I'll post about each monthly roundup around the middle of the month, and entries will be open until the last day of that month. So that means you have until January 31st to submit a post for this month! Just leave a link to your post in a comment on this post, and I'll take it from there.
I've realized that several of you blog (at least occasionally) about topics similar to mine, so I thought this would be a fun way to create a small community of bloggers who are integrating children's literature and movement. I also know that many dance teachers, librarians, and parents enjoy combining picture books with movement, so I thought this feature could become a helpful resource for them as well.
So whether you contribute posts to the roundup or just want to stop by from time to time to see what we're up to, I hope you'll enjoy this new feature. As the year continues, I'll be archiving each month's roundup under the "Read & Romp Roundup" tab at the top of my blog.
Please let me know if you have any questions, as I have a feeling we'll have to make up some of the rules as we go along. I'm looking forward to seeing your January posts!