I'd like to introdue yuu to a neat lady named Melissa Pilgrim. She's dedicated to getting children moving, and has a book and app to prove it! In fact, the app will soon be free. And, teachers, librarians and homeschoolers can get a free mini-poster and lesson plans. More about that in a bit.
A bit of background on Melissa:
Melissa Pilgrim has over 15 years of experience writing for projects in all mediums—film, TV, theatre, and book publishing. She has had 16 plays for children and teens produced, 4 screenplays optioned, 1 TV series optioned, and has worked on over 12 books with authors from L.A. to N.Y.C. Melissa was the artistic director for The Sheil Park Players, a community theatre in the Wrigleyville area of Chicago, for almost 5 years where she produced and directed 16 original shows and worked with adults and children of all ages. Animal Motions is her first children's book.
And here's more information on the storybook app and free goodies:
Teachers, Librarians, & Parents: Get kids “creatively fit” this school year with Animal Motions, a fun, easy to follow, low-impact movement routine told as a story in a colorful children’s storybook app!
Animal Motions combines imagination, reading, and movement to make fitness fun—at home or in the classroom. Follow Eric as he stretches and moves his body at the start of his day by using his imagination to become 17 of his favorite animals. Travel with him to the jungle, the desert, the forest, the ocean—and don’t forget to keep your body moving!
The app is based on the full, 32 page Animal Motions children’s picture book and features engaging animations, audio hotspots (so children can learn the sounds animals make!), and professional narration with word-by-word highlighting. There are options for “Read To Me,” “Read Myself,” and “Auto Play.” (It’s like getting 3 books in one!)
Inspired from the author’s, Melissa Pilgrim, theatre classes with young children, Animal Motions was written to show kids everywhere how using your imagination can help make moving your body even more fun! The beautiful, full-page watercolor illustrations that help guide the child’s imagination are done by Ira V. Gates.
Teachers, Librarians, & Child Caregivers: 6 FREE LESSON PLANS in the categories of Health & Fitness, Drama, and Biology & Geography (for both preschool and kindergarten) and a FREE MINI-POSTER for the little ones to color are available at AnimalMotions.com!
Note: Visit AnimalMotions.com for more information. And please let all your friends know about the giveaway too—it’s good to share!