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Dance and Movement
Submitted by: Bonnie Langan, Baldwin Boettcher
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
Dinosaurs Dance by:Brimner, Larry
Though other animals may twirl and prance, there is nothing like a dinosaur dance.
Desert Dance by:Armajo, Charlotte
Telling of how the desert animals dance.
Tiny Toes by:Jakob, Donna
Creates a charming version of what tiny toes can do.
Hop Jump by:Walsh Ellen
Bored with hopping and jumping a frog discovers dancing.
Color Dance by:Jonas, Ann
Four dancers show how colors combine to create different colors - can be used with scarf dancing.
How Can You Dance? by:Walton, Rich
Rhyming text explores the many ways one can dance.
Barn Dance by:Martin, Bill Jr
A young boy finds an unusual barn dance in progress.
Moles Can Dance by:Edwards, Richard
Despite being told by all the other animals that moles cannot dance, a mole persists in trying and proves them wrong.
Angelina Ballerina by:Holabird, Katharine
Angelina loves to dance and wants to become a ballerina more than anything in the world.
Cordelia, Dance! by:Stapler, Sarah
Cordelia the crocodile unhappily creates chaos in her dance class, until she meets a student even clumsier than she is.
Amy the Dancing Bear by:Simon, Carly
Twist with a Burger, Jitter with a Bug by:Lowery, Linda
Illustrations and rhyming text provide a humorous book at all kinds of dancing.
Songs
Disney babies Lullaby
Disney Babies Lullaby CD - play the CD as children and mothers enter the room - they have a quieting affect and set the mood for listening.
Let's All Twirl
Sung to "The Mulberry Bush"
Let's all twirl with our scarves today. Scarves today, Scarves today.
Let's all twirl with our scarves today. All around the room.

Let's all dance with our scarves today. Scarves today. Scarves today. Let's all dance with our scarves today. All around the room.

Let's all march with our scarves today. Scarves today, Scarves today. Let's all march with our scarves today. All around the room.

Let's all run with our scarves today. Scarves today, scarves today. Let's all run with our scarves today. All around the room.

From Toddle on Over: pg 228
The Tempo Marches On
CD - 1st song. Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on his Toe Leg Knee.

Action song that you can use for marching in place or moving around the room (adapt to age of group).
Baby Einstein - Playtime Music Box
Baby Einstein: Playtime Music Box CD - Play different songs so the children can move their scarves and body to the music. Teacher preference.
Other
Flash Cards - I have a set of JoJo's Circus flash cards but you could make your own. I call them movement cards. You flash a movement and the children must move this movement to the music.
Notes
I put the range of books from Toddler to School Age but teachers can pick from the list depending on their audience and how they want to present their storytime.