In this action-packed DVD video, amazing and adorable animals
inspire children to learn creative movement, motor skills, listening
and following directions. Delightful songs and exciting live footage of more than 60 creatures captivate children as they learn fun facts about animals–where they live, what sounds they make, how to care for pets, and so much more.
For ages 2 & up. Approx. 45 minutes.
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Katie Cat and her animated friends, Rex Rooster and Freddy Fox, guide young learners through this fun-filled video, providing lots of laughter along the way. Children unleash their imaginations and dance along with real kids on screen while imitating animals from the farm, forest, and zoo.
When originally developing this DVD, we had in mind a video program that would appeal primarily to preschool children, ages 3 through 5. As we began production, we frequently found that the older siblings of preschool children enjoyed these songs and movements too. So, we made certain to feature some older children, around the ages of 6 and 7. (Younger siblings barely age 2 were highly interested as well.)
Although we expect most of the audience for this video to be in the preschool range, it is a DVD that parents could easily play at home or in a travel setting for children of different ages to enjoy. Besides fun games where children imitate the sounds and movements that animals make, we've included a lot of really spectacular footage of live animals, many in their natural habitats.
We are finding that preschool teachers, as well as parents, love this video. It's not just something that children watch… it gets them up and participating! It's fun and informative, plus it encourages
Dance With the Animals includes
Make the Sounds of Farm Animals
Where Are the Farm Animals?
Designed for the enjoyment and active 'dance along' participation of children ages 3 to 6, "Dance With The Animals is a superbly produced and presented 45 minute DVD in which young viewers learn about more than sixty different animals and put their own creative imaginations into play by imitating those animals. Combining live action with animation, children not only enjoy the music and dance (which enhances the motor skills associated with creative movement and the cognitive skills of listening and following directions) while learning about animals common to the farm, the forest, and found at the zoo. With a total running time of 44 minutes, this full-color, informative and fun, "Dance With The Animals" will make a wonderfully popular addition to family, preschool, kindergarten, and community library DVD collections for kids. - Midwest Book Review Children's Bookwatch
This DVD grabs the attention of the children instantly. It not only introduces children to many different types of animals, but it also teaches children about different habitats of animals. And the kids love acting out the different animals during the "dances." - Robert R.
"I just had to call and tell you that my granddaughter, who is not yet even two, loves Dance With the Animals. It's been 34 minutes into the video and her eyes have not left the screen. She is doing the movements and making the sounds like the animals. When the kids put their hands up, her hands go up too. She especially likes the little tiny girl. Just had to call and let you know how pleased I am!" - a grandparent who phoned Rock 'N Learn
Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence Award
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Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.