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Kids! Get Creatively Fit with Animal Motions!
Have fun acting like 17 different animals in this easy-to-follow movement routine told as an interactive story in this colorful children's picture book! 

Written by Melissa Pilgrim, Animal Motions was inspired from her theater classes with children. 

It was created to help kids learn how to be “creatively fit” by moving their bodies as they use their imaginations at the same time! 

About the Book:     

Follow 5-year-old Eric as he stretches and moves his body by using his imagination to become some of his favorite animals. Watch his creativity come to life as he mimics simple animal motions and his bedroom transforms into the many various habitats where each of these animals would live. Travel with him to the jungle, desert, forest, and ocean while moving like 17 different animals along the way-- and don't forget to keep your body moving!

This story shows how imagination can help make moving your body even more fun! 
FREE Animal Motions Mini-Poster 
Available to Print Out & Color!  
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Animal Motions can be done at home, school, libraries, or any safe place that allows room for a child to stand and move about while doing the short, simple, fun routine.  
Animal Motions is Perfect For:

* Parents wanting to inspire their children to be both imaginative and health-conscience
* Preschool fitness/gym programs (develops a fundamental learning skill for health & fitness)
* Home-schooled children (as well as parents looking for a fun fitness activity to do any time)
* Theatre/acting classes (develops body movement and a confident stage presence) 
* Preschool-aged “Storytime” groups (interactive story activity)
* Summer camps (at parks, zoos, anywhere!)
* Anyone looking for a fun, interactive activity/story for a child and adult to do/read together!

FREE Lesson Plans Available For: 
Preschool (ages 3-4) 
Kindergarten (ages 5-6) 
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Note:  The movements in this book are presented for entertainment purposes and are easy and gentle to do provided they are done slowly in an adequate, safe environment. The publisher, author, and illustrator each take no responsibility (and disclaim all liability) in connection with the use of any of these movements in all individual cases. Follow the movements in this book at your own risk, and if you have any doubts about the suitability of any of the motions mentioned please consult a doctor before attempting.
Look What Teachers Are Saying About Animal Motions:

A Great Way to Combine Reading and Movement for Young Children!
"My class loved the illustrations and doing the motions! It easily kept their attention and focus! They wanted more—a must read!"

Libraries Need this Book for Storytimes!
"The author demonstrated Animal Motions in a summer Storytime session in our library. Her knowledge of children's theater and background in drama is a big element of this book and adds to the value of the promotion of low impact movement included within its pages. Parents, caregivers, teachers, and childcare workers will be able to pull this book from a shelf and begin a group or individual exercise session with absolutely no prior training! I will be using it in future Storytimes to get preschoolers moving!"
—Steffaney Smith, Children’s Librarian, Littleton Public Library

Excellent Exercise Book for Preschool & Kindergarten Children!
"This book really helps to get kids moving! It would be great to keep on-hand in a preschool classroom or at home if you have little ones, especially on a rainy/snowy day when it is difficult to get outside. I have worked in several early childhood classrooms and think it's essential to have a book like this available to students. Finding new, creative ways to get kids moving not only helps them maintain their own physical fitness, but it also serves as a great classroom management tool: I definitely recommend this book!"
—Amy C. Riley   

The beautiful, hand drawn watercolor illustrations are by Ira V. Gates.  
Animal Motions Birthday-Theme Party Ideas!
* 2018 N.H.'s Children's Authors Tea Recipient
* 2019 Lakeway Elementary School's Annual Literacy Night 
* 2020 N.H.'s Family Resource Center’s Virtual Children’s Authors Tea on Facebook
Guest Author Appearances:
Click Here for FREE, simple tips for creating a fun party for your little animal lover!