Shake, Shimmy, & Dance: 6/10

For the first time in my library’s history, we ran our own summer reading program — Make Some Noise! What better opportunity to do a bi-weekly music and movement dance party? This program was advertised for ages 0-7 and their families.

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The Plan

fromheadtotoeBook
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
I chose this one because it’s a classic, storytime gold, and it has great movement opportunities. It served as a great icebreaker for getting the kids up and ready to move. I paperclipped the donkey kick page. It always makes me nervous that someone’s foot will hit someone else’s head.

Props
Shaker Eggs!

The Playlist
Hello & How Are You? — Old Town School of Folk Music
Take the Sun — Caspar Babypants
Fee Fi Fo Fum — Ralph Covert
Shaky Shaky — The Wiggles
I Know a Chicken — Laurie Berkner Band
Silly Dance Contest — Jim Gill
Turn-Around — Hap Palmer
Shake Hands With Friends — Ella Jenkins

How It Went

This first week, I was a bit of blur and didn’t take as good of notes as I should have. I had a wonderful experience with this first program. It was a lot of energy and very fun. During this session, I had a grandmother pull me aside and tell me, “You were born to do this program!” Talk about gratifying, right?

Since this was the first session, I introduced the kids to the welcome song and the goodbye song. “Take the Sun” was one of my favorite discoveries while previewing music. The kids enjoyed both “I Know a Chicken” and “Silly Dance Contest” the most out of all the songs. There’s a reason that Laurie Berkner and Jim Gill are staples of Music & Movement programs.

Presentation & Handouts

Behind me, I keep a Powerpoint up for the grown-ups in the room to see basic instruction to help their kids dance along. I did always introduce the song, but I found that this helped keep parents on track.

And as everyone left, I gave out a playlist handout that looked like this:

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That’s the end!

54 comments on “Shake, Shimmy, & Dance: 6/10

  1. Margo Tanenbaum
    January 7, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    Thanks, Katie! I am going to try one of these programs for the first time this spring. Your advice is always great so thanks for the help with the playlist!

    • Katie
      January 14, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

      You’re welcome! Keep an eye out — more playlists will be appearing shortly.

  2. Angela Redmond-Theodore
    January 7, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    Ooh-la-la! This is a brilliant program, and I’m looking forward to giving it a go-go-go!

    • Katie
      January 14, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

      Hooray!

  3. literacious
    January 7, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

    I love these ideas! We’ve done a couple of dance parties, but I really like the PowerPoint slides and the handout for parents! I’m excited to hear some of these songs that are new to me… maybe I can use them at our next dance party!

    • Katie
      January 14, 2015 at 6:44 pm #

      I felt like it was a fairly good use of tech. We’re always trying to incorporate tech in an age-appropriate way and this was really well-received. I had parents emailing me for PDFs of the playlists because they misplaced one week’s!

  4. Brenda
    July 13, 2016 at 8:38 am #

    No Pinterest button. Phooey. Would love to save this. 😦

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