Though I have no rhythm or grace, I still like to dance my heart out in storytime at least twice a week. I once had a staff member who would watch me and laugh at me, which bothered me, but generally I don’t mind kids and parents watching me, especially because I want them all to join in. This week we not only did our normal dancing, but read stories about dancing, and even did a dancing finger play. It was a celebration of dancing!
So here are some books to get you moving. I didn’t use them all, some were checked out, and some I didn’t think of in time.
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp, Carol Diggory Shields. I like this one, but you have to really practice the dinosaur names or it will trip you up, and some kid will interrupt to insist it be said right and give you the whole history of dinosaurs. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
We paired our books with egg shakers and new wrist streamers to dance the hokey pokey and do free form dancing how ever the kids wanted. In addition, we danced our fingers around.