Thursday, July 23, 2009

Feel the Beat

It's Real Kids Thursday. Children love to move their bodies. They hear rhythm and they just naturally respond. When we create picture books, we can have wonderful rhythm built into the structure of the story and into language we use. A cumulative story has a structural beat. Sentences with repetition have a language beat. Think about bringing children into your story by giving them rhythm to respond to. When was the last time you did the chicken dance? Never?!! It's fun, try it. Party time!


Alex Clemesha said...

That video was great! Made me want to get up and dance around, in an awesomely silly fashion.

Is "awesomely" a word? If not, it should be.

Off to dance!

Chase said...

Jump jive!

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