Title: Altman, R. (2000). Jump, Wiggle, Twirl & Giggle! New York: Scholastic. Jump, Wiggle, Twirl and Giggle

Ages: 2 -7

Grades: Prek-1

Description: Jump, Wiggle, Twirl & Giggle is an educator resource that provides twenty-five movement activities that teach early concepts and themes to young children. The resource emphasizes how movement can empower children’s learning and development, and focuses on concepts like: math, language arts, social studies, and science. Each concept has five movement lessons include.

Use: Jump, Wiggle, Twirl & Giggle is a resource that can help librarians bring movement into storytimes, while teaching and enforcing different themes or concepts. The activities in the can be integrated into common storytime topics and themes. For example: the A Snail’s Story lesson plan can be added into  a program for children on fairytales and folklore. Lessons can also be adapted for the age of the children in the program.

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Tags: classroom movement, educator resource