Read It. Move It. Share It. is a collaboration with Kerry from Picture Books and Pirouettes. Once a month Kerry recommends a book for me to use in my creative movement classes. Then I write a post on what I did with the book and how I used it with the kids in hopes of giving you some ideas to use in your classes! Here are the August books. Enjoy!
These books have all the movement words I would use on a regular day of class, so it was easy to incorporate. I used the books with my 2-3 year old classes and they loved them! I don’t normally use books with that age because there attention span is so short. I really just used it as a visual for what we already do. It worked great!
There were also some really interesting animals in the books that we don’t normally do. Like an antelope, a seagull, eel, and a camel. They were really fun to explore when I let them tell me how the animals would move. With this age, many animals move the same, but once I gave them some ideas they got the hang of it. The seagull was the most fun!
I recommend both books but maybe at separate times. I used them both in the same class only because more kids can see something that way. A little trick I have for the 2-3 age group. 🙂
Have you used these books in your classes? Do you have any favorite animal books you like to use with your littles? I would love to hear!
Swing on over to here to read more about these books!