Station 8: Let’s Move Our Bodies
BODY MOVEMENTS – BIG AND SMALL!
Look at the big slug painted on the sidewalk and the trail of slime they are leaving behind! Can you imagine what it would be like to move like a slug?
What other animals can you move like? Think of an animal faster than a slug. Show your caregiver how they would move differently than the slug!
Think of an animal heavier than a slug. How would they move differently?
Think of an animal smaller than a slug. How do you think they would move differently?
Are these animals found in or out of the water? Maybe they live in both environments! Think of a seal. How does a seal move? Did you know the Alaska Native People created the Native Youth Olympics (NYO), which consist of different traditional game-like exercises? One of these exercises is called the SEAL HOP. Find a soft area and see how far you can hop like a seal!
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn is a development-centered playgroup for children ages birth to five and their caregivers/parents. Our trained playgroup facilitators lead engaging circle-time activities including story time, songs, interactive games, art activities. You can get more information and register HERE!
If you’ve walked east down this street you’ve see Station 7. Were you able to hop, hop, hop to each green dot? If you think you can hop further, check out this great measuring game you can play on the grass or at another soft location. If you don’t have tape handy, use other means to measure, such as a foot length, backpack, or a stick.
Being physically active is important for everyone – even adults! In fact, Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week! Check out the this great CDC website for more information and tips.
BOOKS TO READ TOGETHER
Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis (Author) and Tony Ross (Illustrator)
Told in rhyme, this story follows Susan through a series of familiar activities. She swims with her father, works hard in school, plays with her friends — and even rides a horse. Lively, thoughtfully drawn illustrations reveal a portrait of a busy, happy little girl with whom younger readers will identify. Not until the end of the story is it revealed that Susan uses a wheelchair.
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson (Author) and Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah’s inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel’s Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.
Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled.
Find the Library book HERE.