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From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
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Apr 18, 12

bookshelves: direction, animal-knowledge, position, movement, self-awareness, pre-school-3-5
Read in April, 2012

What is so unique about Eric Carle's books is his use of bright and abstract art work. His characters are still life-like but also done in a way that a child can relate to as being not so perfect form of doing art. This book is about the use of movement through the use of animals, where the young children mimics the body movement of an animal. One, a child recognizes that they can do some of these gross motors skills like an animal and also being familiar to follow directions and being able to position some different parts of their body.


I would gather the class in a circle and everyone will say an animal from the story and move like that animal and everyone else follows by doing the same. Each person has a turn and would do it a couple of times around the circle until we can do it in a rhythmic beat or in a smooth flow and it almost feels like an aerobic exercise routine.

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