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The leaves are falling in preschool … a Book & Boogie activity

Today we are sharing one of our Fall season Book & Boogie selections (where we incorporate books and literacy with music and movement activities) – and extending the fun and learning by adding a fine motor craft activity to go along with it. The Book “Fletcher and the Falling Leaves”  by Julia Rawlinson I really enjoy this sweet story about Fletcher the fox and
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Dancing and learning in preschool

For years I have been honored to teach youth dance lessons at a local dance studio, our local Y and local recreation department. I teach a ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and tumbling to children ages 3 to 12.  I find that no matter what kind of a day I may be having, coming into the dance studio and seeing all those happy smiles
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Book & Boogie – Do the Alphabet Boogie!

Today we are releasing a NEW video in our “Book & Boogie” series! This online video series features stories and music components that work well together – and some movement choreography to go with them, so teachers and parents can do this literacy activity with children in their class, playgroup or at home. Alphabet Boogie This video features a book and song component related
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NAEYC: Singing a-long with Bob McGrath

We are still processing all the great experiences we had at the NAEYC annual conference in Atlanta last week. A frequent presenter at the conference was a childhood favorite of ours … Mr. Bob McGrath from Sesame Street! How fun it was to sing songs that I remember from the show (all the words come back to you!). As an early childhood professional, it’s interesting to
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Book & Boogie – Old MacDonald’s Farm

More story reviews and music and movement ideas and choreography coming your way with the “Book & Boogie” ONLINE VIDEO SERIES today! To recap the videos we released so far, we featured a Warm up & Cool down, along with fun story / music combinations about dinosaurs, trains and ducks. Today we are showcasing a book and song component related to riding a bus
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Book & Boogie – The Wheels on the Bus

More story reviews and music and movement ideas and choreography coming your way with the “Book & Boogie” ONLINE VIDEO SERIES today! To recap the videos we released so far, we featured a Warm up & Cool down, along with fun story / music combinations about dinosaurs, trains and ducks. Today we are showcasing a book and song component related to riding a bus
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Book & Boogie – Ducks in the pond

We are continuing this week with our “Book & Boogie” ONLINE VIDEO SERIES, where we feature stories with music and movement! We are featuring a new “Book & Boogie” video each day this week to kick off the series. So far this week, we featured our Warm up & Cool down, and fun story / music combinations about dinosaurs and trains. Next up, we
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Book & Boogie – Here come the trains!

We are having fun this week with our “Book & Boogie” ONLINE VIDEO SERIES, where we feature stories and music and movement components that work well together for teachers and caregivers to use with their preschool groups. So far, we featured our Warm up & Cool down, and a fun story / music combination about Dinosaurs. Next up … chugga chugga choo choo, here
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“Book & Boogie” a sneak peek!

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
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“Book & Boogie” – Dinosaurs!

“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. Our “Book & Boogie” ONLINE VIDEO SERIES features stories and music components that work well together – and
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