Storytime today was full of wiggles and stretches! Ms. Isa read Waddle by Rufus Seder and Stretch by Doreen Cronin.
Waddle is the newest of Seder’s scanimation books. Each page describes the way an animal moves (“Can you waddle like a penguin?” or “Can you hop like a frog?”). After reading each page, Ms. Isa had the children move like the animals from the book.
Stretch is Cronin’s latest book and it focuses on all the different ways we can stretch our bodies. Once again Ms. Isa had the children interact with the book by mimicking the stretches on each of the pages.
Ms. Isa chose these storytime books from a new display in our store called “Bounce! Shake! Wiggle! Move Your Body!” where you can find books that showcase different ways to move around. Some of the other books on display include Ready, Set, Skip! by Jane O’Connor and Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae.
We hope the next time you visit the store, you will check out the Move Your Body! display and share with your children an opportunity to physically interact with the stories they read.