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Creative Movement Dance Book Eka and the Elephants Book for Classroom

Creative Movement Dance Book Eka and the Elephants Book for Classroom

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Eka and the Elephants: A Dance-It-Out Creative Movement Story for Young Movers
Once Upon a Dance
Age 4 and up
Size 8.5 X 8.5 inches

A must have book that gets kids moving, stretching and learning.
GET MOVING with bunnies, elephants, bees, Ballerina Konora, and Eka.

"Konora glides across the pages, inviting youngsters to tiptoe, leap, roll, squat, jump among others physical activities through her ballet positions. ... Cristian Gheorghita’s playful, animated illustrations enchant readers, immersing them in the authors’ vivid imagination." —The Prairies Book Review

*Outstanding Creator Award First Place Winner
*Purple Dragonfly First Place Winner

Each Dance-It-Out! story brings movement, joy, breath, connection, and imagination. Ballerina Konora inspires with dance photos and suggestions. In this story, Eka’s family creates a garden, but Eka worries animals may destroy all their hard work. When playful elephants visit, will Eka's calm quick thinking and problem solving save the vegetables and flowers?

Three books in one: readers can enjoy the story, act it out in their own way, or try Konora’s suggested activities, designed by an award-winning ballet teacher to develop body awareness and practice dance fundamentals

The Dance-It-Out! collection spans books ideal for kids 3-9, and Eka and the Elephants makes a great series introduction for children 4+. Eka and the Elephants features Eka (no pronouns), Eka’s brother and sister, Koda and Kanoni, and Eka’s parents, along with elephants, bunnies, and bees.

Movement Concepts and Dance Technique in this story:
• Sideways Leap
• Tiptoes
• Forward Stretch
• Jumping
• Squatting
• Relevé
• Bow
• Balance
• Body Part Isolation (Fingers, Thumb, Shoulders, Hips, Nose, Lips, etc.)
• Fine Motor Skills (Pinching, Twisting, Wriggling Fingers, Flat, Clasped, etc.)
• Closed/Expanded Shapes
• Falling
• Rolling
• Stillness/Muscle Deactivation
• Breath In/Out
• Counted Movements
• Quality of Movement (Heavy/Light, Slow/Fast, Jerky/Gently)
• Moving with Emotion (Surprise, Excitement, Fear, Interest, etc.)
• Importance of Healthy Eating and Sleep

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