Summer vacations are starting across the country. Looking for things to do? Capstone has a perfect little book, Everybody Moves (Wonder Readers) by Layne deMarin to get kids jumping, running, kicking and best of all, reading!
The premise is simple. A photograph shows an animal moving in some way and then the accompanying page shows a child doing similar activities. Climbing and flying? There are no couch potatoes in this book.
The book is just the right size to slip in a bag and take on a trip to the park. Find a quiet place to read it and then try out some of the moves. Another idea might be to take it to the zoo and talk about how some of the animals you see there get around. Which ones run and which ones jump? What other moves do they do?
Brainstorm other ways that animals move that children could copy, such as
- crawl like a worm
- slither like a snake
- waddle like a duck
- paddle like a dog
- lunge like an alligator
- balance like a flamingo
- leap like a gazelle
Now try them out.
Everybody Moves is a fun little book that packs a lot of inspiration to get up and move!
Reading Level: PreK-2
Publisher: Capstone Press (2013)
Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 6 x 0.3 inches
Disclosure: A copy of the book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.
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