Explore Through Movement and Play with Your Toddler Using Stories
There are many books for toddlers that encourage healthy movement and play. Find books at your bookstore or library. Rockford Public Library is full of great books that promote movement and play! Here are a few suggestions:
Stomp, Wiggle, Clap and Tap by Rachelle Burk
Toddlers are natural dancers and they love to move! Channel toddlers’ energy and help them develop balance, coordination, and control with the help of this engaging choice in dance books for toddlers.
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Shofield-Morrison
On a simple trip to the park, the joy of music overtakes a mother and daughter. The little girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her- from butterflies, to street performers, to ice cream sellers everything is musical!
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen
Join a father and his four young children as they cross a field of tall, wavy grass, wade through a deep, cold river, struggle through swampy mud, find their way through a big, dark forest, fight through a whirling snowstorm, and enter finally enter a narrow, gloomy cave. What will they find there? You’ll have to read on to find out!
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Read From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. Go outside and do all the active movements in the book (kick like a donkey, kneel like a camel, etc.)