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Books and Movement: A Magical Mix

Books and Movement: A Magical Mix

B.A.M.M.M.! is a series of activity guides that connect literature and movement. Each guide begins with a children’s book, extends to movement activities that are suggested in the book, and expands to include related curriculum activities and ideas for enhancing the learning environment.
 
Through these learning activities, teachers and caregivers of preschool children are
provided the tools that can:
instill in children a desire to become lifelong readers
give children the skills and motivation to become physically active for life
enrich the curriculum and learning environment 
 

Introduction

 

Activity Guide #1 – Crawling - Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

Activity Guide #2 – Walking - We’re Going on a Picnic by Pat Hutchins

Activity Guide #3 – Running - The Gingerbread Man retold by Jim Aylesworth

Activity Guide #4 - Jumping and Climbing - Jump, Frog, Jump!  by Robert Kalan

Activity Guide #5 – Tiptoeing - The Tiptoeing Tiger by Philippa Leathers

Activity Guide #6 - Traveling: Walking, Skipping, Hopping, Galloping, Trotting, Running - Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack

Activity Guide #7 - Kicking a Ball - My Feet by Aliki

Activity Guide #8 - Tiptoeing, Traveling Through an Obstacle Course – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Activity Guide #9 – Balancing - Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

Activity Guide #10 - Catching and Throwing - My Hands by Aliki