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Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn! Enriching Movement Activities for Preschoolers

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 Listed as a featured book on their website in the category of Preschool and Early Childhood Education. Parentbooks has been serving families and professionals in Canada and around the world since 1986

"Fun, effective, thoroughly 'kid friendly'", May 9, 2007 Midwest Book Review

Drawing upon her more than thirty years of professional experience in performing and teaching dance to young children, Connie Bergstein Dow presents Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn!, a compendium of thirty-eight creative and fun movement lessons that will help kindergarten-aged children build their large and fine motor skills while supporting emergent skill development that includes their social skills, physical abilities, cognitive skills, and readiness for introductions to literacy, math and science within a classroom setting. Fun, effective, thoroughly 'kid friendly', and a welcome addition to preschool, early childhood, and kindergarten programs, "Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn!" highly
recommended for parents, daycare workers, classroom teachers, and home schoolers.

"A favorite resource for preschool musical activities"


Musical Tapestry
 The Early Childhood Music & Movement Association- a professional organization that supports the field of early childhood music and movement through education, advocacy, and networking- recommended Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn! as an important movement and music resource for teachers.

"Meets Head Start early childhood learning standards" Neat Solutions


Thirty-eight creative movement lessons built around curriculum themes, such as animals, seasons, colors, and shapes, fill these pages as a way to build large and fine motor skills, social skills (listening, following directions), and cognitive skills (reasoning, persistence). With little more than music and space, these exercises can be implemented into any curriculum as a way to encourage children to learn with their bodies! Includes introductory lessons on teaching basic movement skills



5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for your active preschooler! By madamebullard on February 1, 2010

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My preschooler loves to move around and these activities help me give her focused ways to use her energy. She learns as the activities spark dialogue. Her little brother loves to join in, too. Heck, I have a ball doing them, too. Highly recommend.

Excellent by Clare Battersby September 1, 2013

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Very Good, Professional ,Original YAY!! Well written and easy to use. Illustrations related to txt are very useful Thank you.

5.0 out of 5 stars Everything a Teacher Needs to Know by Kitty Blackon October 2, 2006

Format: Paperback

Having taught kindergarten for over 27 years I wondered if I needed to purchase this book. WOW! - Was I suprised! This book includes everything a teacher would need to know. It puts in writing the reasons for the activities, centering on the child. I look forward to using this book as a teaching tool in my classes.

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice by K. Dicosimoon August 25, 2008

Format: Paperback

This book really provided some great ideas for the active play/gross motor part of my family day care program.