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Bug Dance (MathStart Level 1)

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The bugs in Coach Caterpillar′s gym class are learning a new dance. But Centipede can′t do it! If he can′t learn the directions left, right, forward and backward, this class will be one big FLOP!
Paperback, 40 pages
Published December 18th 2001 by HarperCollins (first published December 1st 2001)
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Oct 23, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is another fun story in the MathStart series by Stuart J. Murphy. We like these books; they incorporate math principles into the story and show how math is fun and necessary for everyday life.

This is a fun little book about learning a new dance, counting steps and practicing until you can do it correctly. It also shows that in many line dances, you keep repeating a series of steps, then turning ninety degrees until you end up right where you started. The book has lively, colorful illustrat
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The bug dance was my favourite part. I love it because you can do it in your favourite room, but not just any ordinary room. Okay, follow the steps to do the dance. Here it is. Two steps to the left, two steps to the right, hop forward once, hop backwards once and now turn right. There are more things that you have to do but it's fun. The ants were the cutest bugs.

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Aug 06, 2008 Amy rated it liked it
Direction skills - since the book introduces a dance, should be fun to do with preschoolers, including the suggested follow-up activities.
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