Shake, Shimmy, & Dance: 7/15

For the first time in our 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.


The Plan

Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Two sets of frogs: one who wants to jump and the other who wants to dance. Eventually, they come together. It’s a perfect book for a music and movement program. The kids had a really great time jumping around and it definitely got us off to a rocking start for this day’s Shake Shimmy.

Activity Scarves!

The Playlist

Hello & How Are You? — Old Town School of Folk Music
Get Ready to Wiggle — The Wiggles
Rocketship Run — Laurie Berkner Band
I Like to Dance — Yo Gabba Gabba
If All of the Raindrops — Old Town School of Folk Music
Dancing Scarf Blues — Carole Peterson
Under the Sea — Georgiana Stewart
Shake Hands With Friends — Ella Jenkins

How It Went

This program is really serving as a great way for me to get to know a lot of my new families and for them to get comfortable with me. I had another set of siblings really get into dancing today. For the past few sessions, they’ve stayed close to Mom and hung out on the edges. Today, they all walked up and danced right next to me! I think everyone’s favorite activity today was swimming with the scarves during “Under the Sea”.

(For an example of the Powerpoint and handouts that I made for each Shake, Shimmy please visit the original post.)

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