Say & Play Story Kit
Book The Grumpy Goat
By Once Upon a Dance
What is a Story Kit?
Mini objects to go with some of children’s favorite books!
Manipulative objects that children can interact with while listening to and reading the story.
Great to use when asking questions about the story.
Effectively engage a child when retelling the story with the mini objects.
~20 corresponding mini objects!
~Compact plastic case (color may vary)
~Laminated story card to use with the objects
~Option to add the paperback book.
**If the book is not available in my ETSY shop then it can be ordered here
About the Book: Aspen & Sycamore Saps live on Maple Street with Mama and Mee. The family enjoys the blackberry bushes growing in the yard until the plants spread out of control. The kids want to get some animals to help, but first they’ll need to convince Mama and Mee. Will their new animal friends help? Or will things get a little crazy?
Move along with the quirky collection of animals, firefighters, and more, joined by a professional ballerina. This interactive story will get kids off the couch, exploring movement and dance fundamentals.
The Grumpy Goat is ideal for children 4-7. It features Aspen (no pronouns), Sycamore (she), Mama (she), Mee (she), firefighters, a goat, a pig, and a llama. Major themes include problem-solving, the value of family, and kindness to animals. Dance-It-Out!s are above level (language-wise) as they're intended to be initially enjoyed with a caregiver or teacher. (~700+Lexile)
Ballerina Konora joins the pages with photos and suggestions for movement exploration. Three books in one: readers can enjoy the story, act out the tale in their own way, or try Konora’s suggested activities, designed by an award-winning ballet teacher to develop body awareness and movement knowledge.
Concepts and Movement in this Story:
• Core Strength
• Arabesque (from knees)
• Hands and Feet Locomotion
• Weight Shift
• Quality of Movement (Slow/Fast etc.)
• Pliés and Jumps
• Body Part Isolation (Fingers, Thumb, Elbows, Feet, Shoulders, Chin, Tongue, etc.)
• Fine Motor Skills
• Coordinated Movement with Voice
• March (Skip)
• Breath In/Out
• Counted Movements
• Spinning Jump
• Donkey Kick
This movement journey is ideal for dance, creative movement, physical education, homeschool, kindergarten, first-grade, or second-grade activities. The Dance-It-Out! series features diverse characters. Books make a great gift for boys or girls interested in dance, ballet, gymnastics, or yoga, or reluctant readers who enjoy getting up and moving.
* It’s one thing to listen to a story, talk about a story and see the pictures. But to engage in the story with mini objects makes the story more meaningful for a child. Very helpful to support comprehension of the story.
The Say & Play Story Kits are designed to make reading more interactive and allow for a variety of language concepts to be easily addressed in speech therapy.
***Warning small parts and not intended for children under the age of three unless directly supervised.
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