Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tales 4 Tots: Giraffes Can't Dance

This month our theme is Luau so we've been learning about Hawaii, dancing at luau's, making volcanoes and blending smoothies. So it was only fitting that our Tales 4 Tots's book was about dancing. 

We read a wonderfully illustrated book called Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andrea and Guy Parker-Rees. This is a wonderful story about a giraffe named Gerald who longs to dance at the annual Jungle Dance with all his friend, but "when it came to dancing, he was really very bad."

But Gerald discovers, with the help of a friendly cricket, that what he really needs to find is the right music. When he does, he becomes the "best dancer that we've ever, ever seen!"

Read more on the book review for Giraffes Can't Dance here.

We also did a cute craft that momstown Calgary had done in the past. 

You can easily make this craft at home too. What you need:
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Brown paint or stamp pad
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
First trace your child's foot and forearm on yellow construction paper. The foot will be the head of the giraffe.  The forearm will be used for the neck of the giraffe. Your child can practise their hand coordination by glueing the pieces together. 

 The fun part is having your kids use the finger to make brown dots of paint on the giraffe. 

The best part of having our Tales 4 Tots at Chapters is the little ones can play with toys..... clearly my son is not ready for crafts yet! 

Join us next month as we read Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Register on the calendar

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