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Book & Boogie Videos

Our Book & Boogie video series features stories and music components that work well together - and some movement choreography to go with them, so you can very easily do some Book & Boogie on your own.

Alphabet Boogie

This video features a book and song component related to learning the alphabet. The story we chose is "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom", with all the lower case letters racing to the top of a coconut tree. The story helps children begin to recognize upper and lower case letters, while enjoying the rhyming text.
CREDITS
Book: "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin
Music: "Alphabet Boogie", Kidzup Educational Music

Dinosaurs

This video features a book and song component related to dinosaurs. The story we chose describes all kinds of dinosaurs in terms of opposites (big/small, short/tall, fast/slow) and rhyming text.
CREDITS
Book: "Dinosaur Roar!" by Paul Stickland, Henrietta Stickland

Music: "We are the Dinosaurs", The Laurie Berkner Band, The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Down on the Farm / Old MacDonald

This video features a book and song component related to the farm.  You can use these when talking about farms or animals.  During the story and song, you can make it interactive by having the children make the animal sounds as you read and while doing the dance component.
CREDITS
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

Ducks / On The Pond

This video features a book and song component related to the ducks in a pond. You can use these when talking about farms or animals. "This Way Ruby" is an engaging story, which lends itself to pause at times, pointing out all the things Ruby sees on the pond adventure she has with her siblings. Get the children involved in the story by having them call out “This way, Ruby!”

CREDITS
Book:“This Way Ruby” by Jonathan Emmett

Ruby's brothers and sisters are always racing off in search of adventure. "This way, Ruby!" they call, but Ruby, who is still the littlest, likes to take things slowly.  She prefers to look at all the grassy banks, the willow trees, and the dragonflies, which is just as well, for when the ducklings get lost in a storm, it's up to Ruby to find the way back home!
Music: “The Little White Duck", Miss Lisa, Over in the Meadow

The Wheels on the bus!

This video features a book and song component related to riding a bus or transportation. Check out the credits and the book below for more information!

CREDITS
Book: "Don't let Pigeon Drive the Bus" by Mo Willems
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Music: “Wheels on the Bus” -  Go Fish, Party like a Preschooler

Trains

Our "Book & Boogie" video series features stories and music components that work well together - and some movement choreography to go with them, so you can very easily do some "Book & Boogie" on your own.
This video features a book and song component related to trains.  You can make the story more fun and engaging by having the children repeat the train sounds that they hear as you read.
CREDITS
Book: "A Train goes Clickety Clack" by Jonathan London

Music: "Chugga Chugga Choo Choo" - Choo Choo Soul, Choo Choo Soul