Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Read & Romp Roundup -- June 2012

Welcome to the June Read & Romp Roundup, and thanks for your patience while I put it together. We have a great line-up this month. A little bit of poetry, lots of animals, and plenty of dancing and yoga -- all in the form of some wonderful books. Enjoy!

Jacqui at Access Dance for Life reviews the rhyming picture book Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. (It's one of my favorites!) Jacqui also describes how she combined the book with different types of music to help a group of young boys find their own dancing styles -- just like Gerald the giraffe does in this book!

Maria from Maria's Movers shares three ideas for incorporating the classic picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar into movement classes for children ages 2 and up. Her ideas could easily be used for story time at a library, school, or home as well!

At Little Namaste Yoga, Deanna shares her thoughts about Twist -- a book of children's yoga poems written by Janet S. Wong with illustrations by Julie Paschkis. Deanna not only lists the titles of all 15 poems in the book but also describes the movements she used with the poems during a yoga class for kids!

At Picture-Book-a-Day, Amy shares Taeeun Yoo's You Are a Lion and Other Fun Yoga Poses. Great for introducing toddlers and preschoolers to eight simple yoga poses, the book includes descriptions and illustrations that help kids imagine being different animals while they try the poses!  

Amy actually shared two posts for this month's roundup. Thanks, Amy! Her second post is about Rap a Tap Tap: Think of That! by Leo and Diane Dillon, which introduces young children to the tap legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Amy also provides some fabulous ideas and guidance on how to enrich a child's experience with the book!

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