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From A to Z with Energy!, beautifully illustrated by Gareth Llewhellin, is a rhythmic ode to an action-packed day in a young child’s life, with a lively, diverse cast. It is filled with movement ideas which will inspire children to use their imaginations as they hop, gallop, twirl, and try lots of different activities and sports. The lilting verses set the tone for a playful day of movement and fun.
"From A to Z with Energy! is a delightfully creative and thoroughly engaging MUST-HAVE experience for all very young children, their siblings, friends, parents, and teachers. Connie Dow, highly respected in the field of early childhood dance education, has produced another gem for her priceless collection of resources for early childhood education facilitators. The author's passion for her subject and her utmost respect for her young followers spring from the pages and will entice even the most reluctant to join in the dance!"--Anne Dunkin, Ph.D., author of Dancing in Your School: A Guide for Preschool and Elementary School Teachers
From A to Z with Energy won a 2022 Distinguished Favorites recognition, picture book category, in the 2022 NYC Big Book Awards! It is also Story Monster Approved, endorsed by National Autism Resoirces, and Kid Care Approved.
BOOK: Creative dance is a great way to stimulate children’s minds and muscles. With more than one-hundred activities and two CD’s of music, One, Two, What Can I Do? Dance and Music for the Whole Day makes it easy to incorporate lively creative, and fun movement into your children’s day. (From back cover)
BOOK: This book encourages young children to learn the way they learn best – with their bodies! Classroom management tools, introductory lessons on teaching basic movement skills, directions for music and props are just some of the features that make this book an essential tool for incorporating movement into any educational setting.
Highlights Magazine Verses:
Highlights, "Octopus," October, 2020
Highlights High Five, "Splishy-Splashy Drops," April, 2020
Highlights High Five, "Animals 1,2,3,4" November, 2018
Highlights High Five, "Stand and Sit," November, 2016
Highlights High Five, "A-Dancing We Will Go," September, 2016
Highlights High Five, "Opposites", November, 2015
Highlights Hello "Fly Away," August, 2014
Highlights Hello "Little Birdie," June, 2014
Highlights High Five, "We Can . . ." An Action Rhyme December, 2013
The Power of Creative Dance
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