In August we hinted about a new project we were working on. We are ready to give you a sneak peek before we unveil our entire new video series on October 15th! For the past two years, we have been offering a literacy-based music & movement program to preschools across Connecticut called “Book & Boogie“.
“Book & Boogie” is a children’s program where we incorporate books and literacy with music and movement activities geared towards children ages 3-6. We bring together story themes with a music and movement component to go with the stories, which gets children moving and actively learning. Research shows that movement is the young child’s preferred mode of learning – and that children learn best through active involvement.
Children and teachers have loved the opportunity to combine books with fun, age-appropriate dance movements. So, we wanted to find a way to share “Book & Boogie” with lots more teachers and parents – and through our video series we will be able to provide story ideas, music choices and simple dance choreography for you to share with your own classroom or playgroup.
Our first set of videos will be launched on October 15th … but we really just couldn’t wait to start sharing, so our first video is available to view below or via our YOUTUBE channel (www.youtube.com/theseedsnetwork). This first video features a story and music selection about FARMS … get ready for a more modern musical take on “Old MacDonald”!
Take a peek … let us know what you think! And be sure to stop back on October 15th!!
Book:“It’s a Perfect Day” by Abigail Pizer
Filled with repetition, children become familiar with the pattern of this book quickly. Have the children participate by making animal sounds as you read. Point to the pictorial cues in the book and children will be able to “read” with you.
Music: “Old MacDonald” – The GiggleBellies Musical Adventures Children’s Music
Activity Idea: “Down on the Farm in preschool” – PreK+K sharing blog
Filmed & edited by: “Dan Wills
Sponsor: Dance Express of Tolland
Dance Express has been teaching children to dance for 25 years. Our philosophy from the beginning has been to teach children the wonderful artistry of dance. We have succeeded in accomplishing this while developing the students’ sense of self-esteem, discipline and hopefully a lifelong interest in the performing arts.
Do you want to be a featured “Book & Boogie” sponsor? Click here to learn how!